6 tips to help you survive your cold during pregnancy

Getting sick during pregnancy can be a little bit tricky, specially because you need to be extra cautious when consuming medication! So we decided to create a little memo where you can find tips that can help you survive your cold or flu symptoms!

TIPS:

  • HYDRATE YOURSELF! WATER, WATER AND MORE WATER!
  • SLEEP! The body needs to be rested in order to fight your flu or cold!
  • SALTED WATER! Gargle with lukewarm salted water.
  • Drink Lemon, ginger & honey homemade tea!
  • Have yourself a shooter of cold-pressed ginger or other type of juices that are specially made against the colds. (We will be posting our favorites to have around Montreal)
  • Integrate food & spices, that boost your immune system, to your nutrition (Ginger, Garlic, Cayenne, Turmeric, Oranges, Lemons, Pineapples, Red peppers, & basically everything that’s rich in Vitamin C)

We strongly recommend to try all the natural remedies before taking medication!

THE ONLY MEDICATION ALLOWED: (for all trimesters)

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol regular or extra-strength):
    take 1 or 2 pills each 4-6hours (MAX: 4000mg/day)

For Congestion:

  • Saline solution (Salinex, Hydrasense):
    1 spray per nostril and use it 4 times a day only.
  • Long-lasting topical decongestants (Otrivin, Dristan Long-lasting):
    1 spray in each nostril twice a day max.

For Dry Cough:

  • Dextromethorphan (DM syrup):
    Take 5 to 10 ml (1 to 2 tsp) by mouth every 4 to 6 hours
    Avoid syrups containing alcohol or several combined active ingredients

N.B: In case of doubt, before buying medication, ask your pharmacist for information.
Don’t forget to comment below and ask your questions!

You should always consult your doctor if the fever persists, if severe vomiting, if severe headaches or if any signs and symptoms of dehydration. Supplements of echinacea are not recommended during pregnancy.

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