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Ideas on how to clear a cold

(13 Posts)
Shrimpie Sun 05-Nov-17 18:38:20

Hi all,

Have come down with a lovely cold and I am the worst patient ever. Does anyone have any good advise on how to clear a cold.

Thanks x

MamaOfTwos Sun 05-Nov-17 19:08:07

Bowl of boiling water and a few drops of olbas oil
Honey and lemon and hot water
Plenty of vitamin C and water

Lozmatoz Sun 05-Nov-17 19:09:26

If there was an answer no one would ever suffer with a cold! Paracetamol is the only medication while pregnant. Lots of rest, fluids, steam, food.

Expectingbsbunumber2 Sun 05-Nov-17 19:17:24

Rest, drink plenty and ride it out. Oh and paracetamol as that's all you can take while pregnant.

Hulaballoo Sun 05-Nov-17 19:25:10

I'm in the same boat but read not to use olbas oil or vapour rub when pregnant... I'm having honey/lemon hot drink, bowl of hot water just to stream on its own, plenty of garlic and onions, citrus fruit, kiwis, strawberries... Lockets, and tunes are ok too. Feel better soon x

Hairgician Sun 05-Nov-17 20:07:38

Hot water with manuka honey and cider vinegar. 3-4 times daily. Most effective when started as soon as you feel a cold/sore throat coming on.

HaHaHmm Sun 05-Nov-17 20:46:01

Saline nasal spray is very effective for a blocked nose - stérimar is good. Otherwise paracetamol, fluids, and rest.

Hotpinkangel19 Sun 05-Nov-17 21:00:31

I thought we couldn’t take lockets/tunes when pregnant?

Loosemoose28 Sun 05-Nov-17 21:15:21

Lockets are fine

Loosemoose28 Sun 05-Nov-17 21:17:45

Mine is lingering.

Ginger and lemon tea with manuka was my saviour lived on it last week although makes a very expensive cup of tea.

And hot ribena.

Hulaballoo Sun 05-Nov-17 21:26:51

It's only the ones that have added menthol/decongestant like some of the strepsils out there.

Hotpinkangel19 Sun 05-Nov-17 21:39:29

I’m buying lockets tomorrow! Thanks!

Loosemoose28 Mon 06-Nov-17 00:10:41

Lockets do contain menthol but in a tiny amount. Was reassured by midwife they were fine x

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