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Sore throat what can I take?

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goodmum123 Sat 22-Mar-14 16:51:09

Hi 15 weeks pregnant and have a dreadful sirs throat. I'd there anything at all I can take to relieve my symptoms? Thank you

goodmum123 Sat 22-Mar-14 16:51:55


didireallysaythat Sat 22-Mar-14 16:52:37

Gargle with soluble paracetamol ?

goodmum123 Sat 22-Mar-14 16:59:04

Great idea, I can never seem to find them though. Can I get them at tesco type places?

SomethingOnce Sat 22-Mar-14 18:26:40

Warm saltwater gargle.

thedrunkenduck Sat 22-Mar-14 19:17:49

Have you tried hot lemon water with a little honey? Works for me.

didireallysaythat Sat 22-Mar-14 20:58:56

Yes I think tesco should - I'd ask at the counter. They taste vial but you can make up in orange squash if that helps. I think paracetamol us about all that you're allowed when pregnant without asking a grown up..

Hope you feel better.

ajandjjmum Sat 22-Mar-14 21:02:09

I always find Chloraseptic brilliant, but I don't know if you can use it when pregnant.

Hope you feel better soon. smile

babybear2468 Sat 22-Mar-14 22:28:01

Lockers are the only lozenges that you can take whilst pregnant. The others are advised against.

babybear2468 Sat 22-Mar-14 22:28:29


I'm sure strepsils are ok when pregnant (obviously it'll say on packet though)

Ememem84 Sat 22-Mar-14 23:18:37

Gargle with hot salt water. Or hot water with cloves.

Honey and lemon.

Pineapple and yoghurt will sooth.

goodasitgets Sat 22-Mar-14 23:19:23

Anything sucky (!) like normal boiled sweets are good, plenty of fluids and hot drinks

Ememem84 Sat 22-Mar-14 23:19:33

Am not pregnant but get a LOT of sore throats so need to deal without always resulting to the medicine cabinet.

Feel better x

FossilMum Sat 22-Mar-14 23:21:16

Gargling with Oraldene.

weebigmamma Sun 23-Mar-14 04:00:23

Take paracetamol!

CarlyKins Sun 23-Mar-14 10:54:04

For a sore throat or cough the best thing to take is glycerin and blackcurrent linctus. My sister is a pharmacist and have it to me so I trust her word a 100%. This doesn't contain anything that is harmful to baby and it definitely helps. I'm very stubborn when it comes to taking things while pregnant lol the only thing I will have is gaviscon for major bad heartburn and have had the linctus before when had a really bad throat, hope this helps x

goodmum123 Sun 23-Mar-14 13:23:36

Thank you all. I also made my own remedy in the middle of night when I had to trick myself into thinking I was having a black currant lemsip. I made hot ribena. It worked a treat on the coughing and soreness x

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