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Suggest treatment for cough in pregnancy

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Dr. Manisha Jain

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Posted on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 in Pregnancy
Question: dear doctor,

My wife(age 29) 10 weeks pregnant,she having cough trouble,after cough immediately she vomitted.

As per doctor advice For vomit control she taken daily pregnidoxin medicine.
please suggest medicine for cough.
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
cough syrup.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Sir, thanks for trusting health care magic.
Vomit is common in pregnancy and coughing might have precipitated that so don't worry about vomiting.
For cough she can take a cough syrup with bromohexine which will relieve it and give a soothing feeling in throat.
It is to be taken thrice a day.
Along with cough syrup she should
- do gargles twice a day with warm water and a pinch of salt.
- avoid cold beverages and even chilled water
- avoid fried foods which can aggravate the cough
- she can keep some lozenges so that bouts of coughs can be controlled.
All the best.

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