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Anything you can take for a sore throat?

(31 Posts)
Tinks15 Wed 07-Feb-18 16:35:45

My throat is killing, anything you can take for it whilst pregnant?

delilahbucket Wed 07-Feb-18 16:38:54

Paracetamol is perfectly safe during pregnancy.

Tinks15 Wed 07-Feb-18 16:47:36

Sorry I should of said apart from paracetamol, is there any throat sweet you can have?

IsItSummerYet2018 Wed 07-Feb-18 16:48:27

Throat sweets fine. I found honey lemon and hot water really helped.

kikibo Wed 07-Feb-18 17:15:26

And just honey. Especially before bed. Just don't cough as that'll get rid of the protective film it forms on your throat.

PonderLand Wed 07-Feb-18 18:19:44

Gargling warm salt water is meant to help. I heard it off post man pat so it must be true.

Don't forget to gargle!

Backenette Wed 07-Feb-18 18:23:54

Honey, lemon, ginger.
Ice lollies

wheresmyphone Wed 07-Feb-18 18:27:05

Can you take Asprin? If so gargle with soluable asprin. Works a treat.,

Backenette Wed 07-Feb-18 18:27:40

No aspirin in pregnancy unless directed by a medical profession!

Allcrossed Wed 07-Feb-18 18:47:07

Hey @Tinks.
I’m 12 weeks pregnant and have had ongoing issues with my throat since I found out I was pregnant. At one point I was climbing the walls with how much pain I was in.
I googled and googled and googled. Tried most homely remedies out there. One that worked for me (although a little gross especially if you’ve got a dicky tummy at the minute) is raw garlic.
I cut it in half and placed it behind my lower back molars for one minute (swallowing the juices) then spat it out. Within a few minutes the pain had eased... but I stunk.
Hope you find relief soon, I totally feel your pain x

OddBoots Wed 07-Feb-18 19:09:00

Unless it gives you heartburn pineapple juice really helps.

TheLionQueen1 Wed 07-Feb-18 19:12:16

I have tonsillitis twice whilst pregnant and used tyrozets and a throat spray and both really helped plus lots of ice lollies!

bettydraper31 Wed 07-Feb-18 21:36:09

Definitely gargle with warm salty water two or three times a day.

RightOnTheEdge Wed 07-Feb-18 21:47:21

Oh I wanted to say tyrozets but wasn't sure if they were ok when pregnant, but TheLionQueen1 has taken them so that's good. They are much better than normal throat sweets.
Ask for them at a pharmacy.
Actually I found a warm drink like Ovaltine suprisingly soothing when i had an awful sore throat. Much more than cold things.

Hope you feel better soon OP! flowers

mintich Wed 07-Feb-18 21:49:46

I went to the doctor as my throat was so sore! I was told to have paracetamol and ibuprofen, gargle with salt water and suck sugary sweets.

Tinks15 Wed 07-Feb-18 21:54:26

Thanks all. I not long ago gargled with warm salty water.
I actually have tyrozets in my medicine cupboard as I swear by those usually, but I didn't think you could have them when you was expecting. Maybe you can then?

MrsMozart Wed 07-Feb-18 21:58:27

I find boiled fruit sweets to be good, things like fruit Polos. They soothe without the medicinal taste.

I'm not a medic.

DropItLikeASquat Wed 07-Feb-18 22:01:22

Jakemans throat and cough sweets, taste awful to some people (I quite like them, and they work great for sore throat, hacking cough, congestion etc.

treeofhearts Wed 07-Feb-18 22:02:54

Cough candy is really good although unmedicated.

GELSIDE Wed 07-Feb-18 22:04:03

Diflam throat spray!

ciaobella88 Wed 07-Feb-18 22:05:44

Don’t think you can use diflam in pregnancy

TheLionQueen1 Wed 07-Feb-18 22:12:40

Tyrozets say to ask doctor or pharmacy for advise if pregnant, the pharmacy suggested using them to me but another may say otherwise so worth checking!

Loosemoose28 Wed 07-Feb-18 22:15:05

Honey and lemon lockets

Whichoneisit Wed 07-Feb-18 22:26:31

Try gargling soluable paracetamol before swallowing it down. Other than that, only throat sweets.

Ohyesiam Wed 07-Feb-18 22:48:22

Gargle with salt water. It works really well. I'm rubbish at gargling and it still works.

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