Does anyone know of anything I can take for a headcold while I'm pregnant? I have sore throat, headache, blocked nose, throbbing nasal sinus's, general lethargy. Basically I feel like crap. Can I take Echinacea (sp?) or is that only effective before you get sick? Can I take anything at all?? I've been taking paracetamol in the mornings just to get rid of the thumping headache. But that doesn't help with the blocked nose (which leads to dry mouth/throat/lips) and sore throat.
If it was just me, I'd put up with it, and just stay in bed and drink heaps of water (which I'm doing anyway) and eat oranges all day. But I have an energetic 4.5 year old who wants me to play with her, and Tuesdays is our "shopping day" when she gets her pocket money so I feel like I can't really break that promise.
I guess if there's nothing I can do, I can put up with being sick for a few days if I have to, but what I'm saying is that I'd rather not have to - IYKWIM.