help i have that horrible red throat feeling, and normally would pop a couple of lemsip max tablets, which at 6.5 months pregnant is not a option how have you warded off illness when you know the signs but cant take anything - i am a bridesmaid 27/12 and also taking the wedding photos so neeeeeed to be ok.. this is also a 5 hr journey away!!!!! thanks all in advance...
Steam inhalation - fill a bowl with boiling water and breathe in under a towel- it really clears the airways. Gargling with honey and lemon does the trick as well as tons of fluid and rest. Enjoy the wedding !
Those effervescent vitamin c tablets (1000mg) work really well for me, take them when I feel the beginnings of a cold and it rarely develops into a bad one. Think they are ok when pregnant, best to check though.
Suggestion from my MW that helped me : 2 Soluble paracetamol tablets, dissolved in the tiniest bit of cold water. Add honey and lemon, and top up with hot water. Bingo, Lemsip minus the decongestant, which is the bit you can't have when pg. Worked for me when I had a stonking cold/chest infection a month ago at 7 months.
What Loudlass said, plus I found that gargling salt water really helped when I had a cold/sore throat a couple of weeks ago. Dissolve the salt in hot water and gargle it but be careful not to swallow any! It doesn't taste nice at all but it does help!
I feel for you, it's really no fun not being able to take anything. I'd usually dose up on the Beechams cold and flu, it's always around Xmas too! I can't wait till next year when we can dose up on the hard stuff!