How to quickly and safely get rid of cough in pregnant
Pregnancy cough can develop in any trimester (1,2 or 3). It is caused by an acute or chronic infection of the respiratory tract (both upper and lower). In a number of diseases (rhinitis, sinusitis, etc.), mucus from the nasopharynx reaches the back of the throat, which causes irritation and provokes cough with sputum.
If the infectious process began in the pharynx, larynx or trachea (with laryngitis), the onset of cough (most often, dry) indicates the first reaction to inflammation of the mucous membrane. A pregnant woman may develop an inflammatory process in the lungs and bronchi (bronchitis), and in this case the cause of cough with sputum may be the accumulation of its large volume in the lower respiratory tract and their lumens.
In rare cases, an illness can cause problems with the thyroid or the heart and vessels.
Danger of coughing
Treatment of cough during pregnancy should be mandatory and as soon as possible. It is dangerous to the health of the future mother, especially in 1, 2 or 3 trimesters.
It must be remembered that the unpleasant effects of cough can not feel immediately. However, later it affects as follows:
- during coughing (both dry and sputum), abdominal wall tension occurs, which adversely affects the uterus;
- if a woman coughs strongly and often, then it raises the overall tone of the body, which is fraught with the possibility of miscarriage (in the early stages) or too early onset of labor (in the third trimester);
- if the cough is dry, it can trigger an unexpected detachment of the placenta and an increase in blood pressure.
Coughing (regardless of dry or sputum) reduces the flow of blood to the fetus while simultaneously increasing the tone of the uterus, which in time threatens intrauterine hypoxia. Most often, it is accompanied by a runny nose, indicating a specific disease.This poses the main danger: any infection is harmful not only to mommy, but also dangerous for the future baby.
That is why timely and effective treatment of cough in pregnant women is so important.
How to cure: folk options
Dry cough treatment
To get rid of a strong cough during pregnancy, you can try to use folk remedies.
Treatment of dry cough during pregnancy can be done with the help of juice that has just been squeezed out of radish. It is combined with honey, and then take 2 tablespoons up to 6 times a day.
You can cook a healing drink from milk and figs (it will also help well if a woman has a cold). The drink is consumed 3 times a day in 100 ml, also in combination with honey.
If Mom strongly coughs with sputum, then she will be helped by ingestion of honey-onion mixture and rubbing her breasts with it.
With a wet cough, you can resort to a variety of herbal infusions and medicinal plants.
Good folk remedies are sage, horseradish juice, and coltsfoot flowers.
All types of cough
Gargling is excellent for treating coughs for any period of pregnancy, and not only in the first and second trimester.
You need to rinse after a meal or in between meals, the frequency of procedures can be up to eight times a day. For a solution suitable herbs from the grass, providing anti-inflammatory effect, or water with the addition of salt or baking soda.
To cure cough during pregnancy, you can use inhalation. As an option, purchase a special inhaler at the pharmacy. However, many people continue to use folk remedies (they breathe with the help of the spout of the kettle, a paper bag, over the pan). If you are not worried about the fever, but only cough and runny nose, then for the time of inhalation take cover with a blanket.
With a dry cough, pregnant women are suitable for "breathing" herbs such as chamomile, St. John's wort, thyme.
Treatment of cough with sputum is better to take wild rosemary, eucalyptus, string,cowberries.
During pregnancy, you can practice inhalation not only with herbs, but also with various aromatic oils. With their help, the treatment of dry cough during pregnancy becomes much more successful, because they soothe the respiratory tract mucosa, reduce inflammatory activity.
Medical Cough Treatments
Despite the safety of treating wet and dry cough using folk remedies, such methods are not always effective. In this case, resort to the drug method.
In pregnancy, coughing can be treated with various medications. There are now developed drugs that are not afraid to take both in the early stages (1, 2 trimester), and at the 3rd trimester.
There are syrups that can treat sore throats and runny nose:
- during the first trimester of pregnancy - Bronhikum;
- during 2 or 3 trimesters of pregnancy - Coldrex Knight, Libeksin and Sinekod.
Treatment of sputum cough throughout pregnancy is carried out with the help of licorice root syrup, as well as medicinal compounds such as Mukaltin and its analogues (you can consult your doctor or in a pharmacy).Many of the drugs also help if you have a sore throat or a runny nose.
There are remedies that in no case can cure pregnant women (regardless of which trimester - 1, 2 or 3). These include:
Treatment of cough during childbirth should begin with a consultation with the doctor. Do not rely on the advice of friends and acquaintances.
Proper treatment is a series of procedures that will be prescribed by a doctor after a comprehensive examination. Only after all tests, you can competently and without harm cure a runny nose, wet or dry cough during pregnancy.