Chest cold while pregnant

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Pneumonia is in some cases when left untreated a hospital stay waiting to happen. Hopefully it is just bronchitis or like you said a chest cold. Either way, I would see the doc. No reason to be more miserable than you have to be. :) Let me know how it goes.
I have had a bad since cold for like 3 weeks now I'm about 8 weeks pregnant and I've tried ever tylenol product and nothing helps with the cough can anymore recommended anything else.
What can I take to get rid of a cold while pregnant and my son which is almost 11 months has it now too. I dont like medicine but I really dont want to be sick anymore.
I have an extreem chest cold and was wondering.is there anything i can take to ease the simptoms that wont hurt the baby .
it's now wednesday and am still coughing pretty heavy....is there anything that can be taken safely while pregnant? i'm afraid to take anything. i have been drinking hot water, honey and tea and it helps very little. was going to buy halls or fisherman's friends but there's a warning for pregnant peeps to consult their dr...at first i thought it was my allergies but i guess not...my stomach and head hurt so much from it. hope im not getting a fever and that i'm not harming this lil guy...
4 wks pregnant and got a head cold last week. I have been using a neti pot for saline rinse my sinuses were burning and bleeding due to the dry air. After using the neti pot my nose is better. I run a humidifier in my bedroom so it's not so bad when I sleep. It stinks being sick while pregnant. I also have a cough that gets really bad at night I haven't taken anything for it. Hope you find some relief I know it stinks but you'll make it through it.
I'm 33 weeks and before I got pregnant I smoked but ended up quitting a month before I found out I was pregnant due to a chest cold. I have done so good and continued to not smoke AT ALL the first 7 months of my pregnancy. But I broke down and had my first one again the other day because I've been so stressed and worried about everything :( I only smoked half and threw it out.
i think there will be some who may say tylenol is okay? however i was JUST like you are and paranoid about what to take. i too had a NASTY cold while pregnant and honestly, i just let nature take its course and "dealt with it" i was too afraid something would happen. i even called the dr. to see if i could drink a hot herbal tea. even certain teas are a no no.
I've been battling a sinus thing and I was told Sudafed but nothing more than regular Sudafed (no PE, extended release, etc.)and that if it became a full blown cold (chest congestion, cough, etc.) I could take Tylenol Cold but also just the regular version. Hope you get to feeling better!
Hey Michele sorry to hear you are feeling so lousy. I had a bad cold for about 4 days last month and the dr said Tylenol cold or anything made by Tylenol was safe. I of course did not take anything though. I just suffered. I have read that all of that stuff such as allergies and nasal congestion get worse during pg like we don't feel bad enough. Are you having anymore symptoms (I know you were a little worried about that) Are you feeling movement??? I think I am.
Well, that really stinks because I know they can give you antibiotics while you are pregnant. Have you ever heard of the Z Pak??? It's a five day antibiotic and you are able to take it while you are pregnant. I took it with my last one. It's wonderful and works very quickly. I would definitely use a humidifier. It will help to break up the stuff in your chest.
******* are the worst no underwear I would punch her in the throat she would probably fine you though lol if one pregnant woman hits another pregnant woman is it still a felony???
It started in my stomach and chest and spread up to my neck and jaw and even ears. It hurt so freaking bad I ran for the cold water and it was instant relief. I don't know how anyone could stand it without the water or I suppose anything cold to drink would work if you drank it fast. I am healthy, exercise regularly and have no medical problems of any kind. This is a mystery, but thank goodness for cold water.
I need some Nyquil... not mucinex. I hate the medications pregnant girls are allowed to have.
Lie down in the bathtub, turn the water as warm as you want, and point the shower head AT THE WALL (obviously you can't take hot baths while pregnant, so make sure the water is on the wall) it will cause the steam that you want, and if you close the drain in the bathtub you can let the water fill up a little and keep you warm (by the time the water travels down the tile into the tub it's not too hot to bathe in, at least in my experience) and it's a very relaxing, helpful way to clear your sinu
Will it hurt if I take a couple chewable vitamin C tablets until I get over this cold? Any additonal tips you can offer me about dealing with a cold while being pregnant I would appreciate as well! Thank you!!
I totally agree w/all the others...you need to get a Dr appt ASAP & come clean w/them! I know you are scared & its really hard, but you will feel much better once you do! That way your Dr can put a plan in place that is safe for you & your baby!! NEVER stop the meds CT while pregnant!
There are millions of women who suffer from panic attacks while pregnant, and all handle them differently. Some need medication, others do not-- for example, I suffered from bad anxiety while pregnant. I have a horrible phobia of vomiting, and while pregnant I got diagnosed with Hyperemesis--so I spent the entire 9 months vomiting and nauseated 24/7. Because of this I would spend each day freaking out about getting sick, and it was on my mind all the time.
my remide. is to have 2 big gulps of gaviscon, to sip ice cold milk while watching something on tv your intrested in so u can focus on it and have your partner rub your back as you lean over the bed or footstool...
I had a bad chest cold when I was pregnant and I would slather myself with the goo at bedtime. It's also good for getting a break from you marital duties. :) Hot water, honey and fresh lemon will soothe the cough. I hope you feel better soon.
You should state the pregnancy part first. While you are pregnant, your primary care giver is your obstetrician. Make an appointment to get checked. You could have pneumonia or whooping cough.
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