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Pregnant, having very bad cough with sore throat. Remedy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-Jul-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I am 22 weeks pregnanct
User:i am having a very bad cough bcoz of which having a bad mucus in thorat
User:wht shld i do
User:the cough strated when i was 8 week pregnant and that time my gyne told me to take home rmedies
User:instead of was much better and now my thoat is vey senstive and catched cough very easily.Someone told me that this will only go after delivering the baby since it could be some allergy
Doctor:How did it start?
User:i was having a bad bad cold as well 3-4 weeks back though could sinus during pregnancy but i had done some home rmedies now it is not completely over but much better
User:i had taken lot of ice cream and golgappa pani
Doctor:What have you tried till now?
User:it started bcoz of that ,but now my thorat is very senstive though i am avoiding both these things
User:Honey with ginger and sualin tablet
Doctor:Have you tried anti-allergic?
User:no med till now ,only home remedies
Doctor:Anti-allergics are safe to use during pregnancy
Doctor:Also drink pure drinking water at all times
Doctor:Avoid foods that you feel you are sensitive tooo
User:ya i am avoiding that
Doctor:What is the source of drinking water?
User:from RO
User:I carry my own water to office as well.
Doctor:How long is the sensitivity been there?
User:3 months
Doctor:Actually during pregnancy, susceptibilty to colds and allergies increases
Doctor:But too much cough can be harmful to baby
Doctor:Thus we need to suppress it as needed
Doctor:I think you should discuss with your gynecologist about the medicines that are safe
User:but cough comes and go....its not persistent
Doctor:I usually prescribe anti-allergics
User:my review is on coming sat will discuss this
User:ok doc
User:thank u doctor
Doctor:Do you have any other concerns?
User:no doctor
Doctor:OK then
Doctor:Take care
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