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    Default Tips for handling a bad cold?!!

    I've ended up with a bad cold and was wondering if anyone has some tips on how best to treat it?

    I'm currently 15 weeks pg and I know I cant use Codral but is there anything I can use? I feel awful!!!!

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    Manuka honey and panadole.

    I have honey, lemon and ginger tea. Hot showers, baths, lots of steam. Heat packs when I have a sore throat.

    Most throat Lollies and things are unsuitable for pregnant ladies. I can't remember what it is they have in them but my chemist said they were a big no no.

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    Lots of vitamin C and fluids

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    Manuka honey and panadole.

    I have honey, lemon and ginger tea. Hot showers, baths, lots of steam. Heat packs when I have a sore throat.

    Most throat Lollies and things are unsuitable for pregnant ladies. I can't remember what it is they have in them but my chemist said they were a big no no.
    As above!

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    There is herbal lozenges (?) called throat clear. My pharmacist said they were fine to take during pregnancy.

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    Sorry forgot to say most chemists have them.

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    This is a weird one but an old family thing that my grandmother & mum have always done & swear by it. Cut an onion in half & put both pieces beside ur bed of a nite. It draws any bacteria etc out and absorbs into the onion and lessens the duration & severity of colds & flu's. It makes the room really smelly but I am a huge believer of it & do it :-)

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    Same thing has happened to me. Lemsip. The best. You can use it when pregnant and it can give you up to 4 hours relief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    This is a weird one but an old family thing that my grandmother & mum have always done & swear by it. Cut an onion in half & put both pieces beside ur bed of a nite. It draws any bacteria etc out and absorbs into the onion and lessens the duration & severity of colds & flu's. It makes the room really smelly but I am a huge believer of it & do it :-)
    Onion is amazing! We have used it for ear infections too!

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    If you have a bad cough put heaps of Vicks vapor rub on the soles if your feet before bed, socks on top, will stop it within 15 minutes.


 

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