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cowbag1 Thu 07-Apr-16 21:33:52

14w pg and I've had cold symptoms (runny nose, congestion, sneezing) for what feels like forever now. I've had to have the day off work sick today (for the first time in 5 years!) because off the constant sneezing and snottiness (and I can't bloody sleep either so I'm knackered).

Is there anything that can help? I know most decongestants aren't suitable but my nose is red raw and I'm feeling sorry for myselfsad

MrBensMrs Thu 07-Apr-16 21:38:38

I have had 3 colds since getting pregnant - one I couldn't shake for 3 weeks and now know why - I was pregnant and feeling crap anyway! I really sympathise! Can you use steam to help clear the sinuses? I got given some menthol type pastels by the pharmacy who said were safe to take when pregnant - they were like airwaves but stronger and helped my throat too! Think they were called Potters?? flowers

skankingpiglet Thu 07-Apr-16 22:50:37

Sympathies. I'm a walking bag of snot too and the coughing is upsetting my rather delicate stomach, making me throw up.
I recommend steaming as well, with a few drops of menthol in it. I've been sucking menthol throat sweets which has helped the sore throat and blocked sinuses a bit. Otherwise as much rest as possible, which isn't a lot at the moment for me with my killer heartburn and poorly but lively toddler. Try a bit of Vaseline on your sore nose.

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