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7wks pregnant with awful cold & sinus pain - Help!

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TiggeryBear Mon 04-Dec-17 14:46:14

As the title suggests; I'm currently 7wks pregnant & DD1 has kindly shared her nasty cold with me. I'm on day 5 of an absolutely horrendous cough & cold with really bad sinus pain. I just don't know where to put myself 😭
Any suggestions on what I can do to make myself feel better?

DoTheFandango Mon 04-Dec-17 14:56:51

You poor thing, I had this last week and was off work for 3 days!
I stuck my head over a bowl of boiled water with a towel over my head and inhaled the steam, that helped ease some of the sinus pain. Having some cold wet flannels on my face round my eyes helped with the pain too. Other than that it was just sleeping a lot - oh and elevating my head when I slept so don't lie flat as that made the pain worse for me, have a few pillows to make your head higher than your body.
Didn't want to take any medication- I am not sure if we can take things like Sudafed so I steered clear.

DaisyLand Mon 04-Dec-17 15:05:44

This is me today sad. I’ve bought vicks vaporous but I might try and avoid it as feeling better today.

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