Hi all, I'm about 5-6weeks pregnant at the moment and have had a bad cold for over a week now and woke up this morning with no voice and am whispering at DS and DH all day today. I know we can't take much of the usual medication but have to get my voice back by Monday for work - has anyone got any recommendations? DH went to chemist and was told I can only take paracetomal - which isn't working
Some people think just plain lemsip is allowed (not the cold and flu stuff) my doc said take nothing in 1st 12 weeks.
I boiled up a pot of rinds and juice of lemons, oranges and other super fruits (blueberries were used) with water. Sieved the mixture and drank with honey and sugar. I thought it really helped.
I've heard that manuka honey is good
You poor thing, it really hits you how much we rely on taking things when you just can't. Boil up some 7-up, and a spoon of manuka honey and squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and sip.
Hope you feel better soon x
I second the boiled water & lemons and boiled 7up. I had a really bad cold week before Christmas and after a day/ or two of boiled water & lemons And boiled 7 up I was as right as rain.
Manuka honey is great for sore throat.
- yes it's true you don't realise how much you rely on over the counter remedies until your pregnant and can't take them. Have tried gargling salt water and drinking some hot chicken soup at the moment. Will definitely try the 7-up, lemon and honey.
Hi Baby10, Im the same as you, hav mine a week today.voice is back but colsd and cough still really bad!!i used vicks rub on my throat-totally safe they said and as the others are saying, lemon juice, honey and boiled 7 up!
Hope you get better soon.
[quote="RainbowNinja":2kc823kd]I've heard that manuka honey is good[/quote:2kc823kd]
Well went to the doctor today to see if she could give me anything as I was totally feeling crap and really have to go to work tomorrow - very silly of me - I'm now €50 down and only got a nasal spray for my troubles
Are you not covered for free medical care??? I thought all pregnant women got free medical care. I do and I'm normally a private patient.