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Horrible cold - any effective natural remedies?

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Beachbaby1 Wed 12-Oct-16 10:25:36

I'm 32 weeks and stuck in bed with a horrible cold - blocked nose, sore throat etc.

I would usually battle through it with lemsip and otravine but obviously don't want to take any of that.

I had a steam last night which offered some short relief but does anyone have any more natural remedies that actually work?

TIA

SparrowSG Wed 12-Oct-16 10:29:39

Hot water with lemon, honey and ginger, good for the sore throat.

goodbyeyellowbrickroad Wed 12-Oct-16 10:31:48

Stalin nasal spray to help clear your nose. Works wonders pregnant or not!

goodbyeyellowbrickroad Wed 12-Oct-16 10:32:32

Stalin spray???!!! Saline spray is what I meant!

positivity123 Wed 12-Oct-16 12:19:43

I'm in the same boat. I've spent hours with my head over a bowl of boiling water trying to steam it out. It's crap!
Does Netflix, blanket on sofa and crumpets count as a natural remedy as that's my other method!

ItMustBeBedtimeSurely Wed 12-Oct-16 12:24:16

Zinc. It's actually proven to be better than vitamin c.

Beachbaby1 Wed 12-Oct-16 12:44:26

Thanks for the suggestions - have directed DP to pick up supplies!

Will now also add crumpets to the list...

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