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Dry Cough during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My wife is 36 weeks pregnant. She is getting dry cough during evening/night time due to food indigestion. If she takes Gelusil or Honey it goes away immediately. Is it ok to take Honey very frequently during pregnancy. What other natural remedies can be taken. I would like to consult a Gynecologist for this issue.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   I am Dr....
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Dr. can i know your specialty
Doctor :   Taking honey is fine
Doctor :   I am a Family Physician
User :   i have choosen women's health. so i expected a Gynenocologist or somebody to respond to my query
Doctor :   We have live chat facility with the Family physician only
User :   ok Dr.
Doctor :   For Gynecologist's opinion, you can get consultation by phone or email
User :   after started taking honey, my wife is not gaining weight.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   She has attained the upperlimit of weight gain
User :   so we are reluctant for taking honey. what are the other natural remedies
User :   her original weight was 54 and now it is 64
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Usually she shall gain 12-15 kgs
Doctor :   Now after 36 weeks, she shall increase upto 2 kgs
User :   that's the reason we are reluctant to take honey
User :   what else can be done ?
Doctor :   For prevention
Doctor :   she should take very hygienic water
Doctor :   as that is the main problem
User :   yes she is taking
Doctor :   and she should take a bland diet
User :   oh .
Doctor :   with very less spice and sourness
User :   water in my natvie place is not so hygenic. but we filter
User :   she is taking blend food only
Doctor :   Filtering is not enough
Doctor :   either mineral water
Doctor :   or boiled and cooled water
Doctor :   even storage and serving water is very much important
User :   even with filter water the cough is continuing
Doctor :   fingers or hands should not touch the water while serving it or in the storage utensil
User :   storage/serving is cleaner. what else could be the reason for cough
Doctor :   The next reason is allergy
Doctor :   and also it is common for pregnant women to have such minor illness
User :   but with Gelusil or Honey it goes away
Doctor :   as their immune strength fluctuates
Doctor :   due to change in the hormonal system
User :   so can she continue taking Honey. already she has taken it for a month
Doctor :   Yes, taking honey is not a problem
Doctor :   it is a natural food
User :   so how to gain weight along with taking Honey.
Doctor :   One extra meal per day
User :   also i read Honey is not good for babies
Doctor :   in the evening is the best method
Doctor :   I am not aware of such problems with Honey taken by the pregnant mother
Doctor :   it is helpful for cough
Doctor :   it is considered as an antitussive
User :   what are the methods to take honey
Doctor :   ofcourse honey should not be given to the newborn babies
Doctor :   Methods, taking it with a clean spoon is good
Doctor :   2 tsp
Doctor :   is good enough
User :   is there any other natural methods for this cough
Doctor :   Gargling is also beneficial
Doctor :   if there is throat pain
User :   no pain
Doctor :   taking clove is recommended
Doctor :   she should chew the clove
Doctor :   keep swallowing the saliva
User :   ok
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