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
- 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?!
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05-05-2015 17:04 #1
Sick when pregnant, natural remedies?
05-05-2015 17:54 #2
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.)
05-05-2015 18:03 #3
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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05-05-2015 20:01 #6
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.
05-05-2015 20:53 #7
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.
05-05-2015 21:00 #8
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!!
05-05-2015 21:07 #9Senior Member
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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!
05-05-2015 21:08 #10
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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