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    Default Sick when pregnant, natural remedies?

    Hi there. I'm almost 23 weeks pregnant and have viral sinusitis. Obviously I'm not allowed decongestants, which I desperately need because my head feels like it's going to explode.

    Currently I'm doing the following:
    - saline spray
    - Panadol
    - hot water with lemon, ginger and honey
    - some Vicks in boiling water and breathing it in.

    Apart from the above, does anyone know of a natural remedy, or any other medicine I'm allowed, that will help remove some of the snot in my head?!

    Thanks!

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    Some antihistamines are considered safe for pregnancy. Check with ur doctor but phenergan is a class A medication (and a main****** treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum.)

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    Long steamy shower and keep your head a little elevated in bed (not on a flat pillow).
    Lots of chicken soup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missbear View Post
    Some antihistamines are considered safe for pregnancy. Check with ur doctor but phenergan is a class A medication (and a main****** treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum.)
    I didn't realise this, I'll go to the chemist tomorrow. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulahoop View Post
    Long steamy shower and keep your head a little elevated in bed (not on a flat pillow).
    Lots of chicken soup
    Thank you. I've had two hot showers today, I think I'll have another before bed. Dh has been sent to the spare room and I've put a stack load of pillows! Chicken soup sounds delicious, I might try and get the energy to make some tomorrow.

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    A wheat pack across your forehead will do wonders! I got a sinus infection at about 14 weeks pregnant and that was my lifesaver.

    Hope you feel better soon.

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    You poor thing! There is nothing worse. I'm prone to it too and I find using a warm compress in my face helps a lot. Lots and lots of saline spray and if you can get it there is a solution called Flo that you can get from the chemist. It's a little uncomfortable to use but it shoots a warm solution up your nose and flushes out all of the gunk. I find it relieves the symptoms quite quickly. Good luck. I hope it clears up quickly.

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    Thank you all so much. I need to find my heat pack, no idea where it is but going on a mission because all I'm doing right now is laying in bed unable to breathe.

    I'm going to ask the chemist for that tomorrow, @Once Upon a Time, thank you. At the moment I don't think it could be any more uncomfortable than how I'm feeling right now. I want to cry but I'm worried that'll cause more congestion!!

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    Try to get a sinus douche, it really helped me when I was sick last week.

    It's horrible to use but I really think it helped.

    Feel better soon!

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    If you can't find a heat pack, try a warm washer. It won't last as long but it'll help while you find the heat pack. I really feel for you! Hopefully you can get some sleep tonight.


 

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