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pordie001 Fri 26-Sep-08 22:29:29

I'm 21wks and have a very annoying tickly cough.Been to docs but wont give me anything as its not in my chest.Anyone know any cures,driving everyone mad.

lorisparkle Sat 27-Sep-08 20:27:58

Hve you tried things like hot water, lemon juice and honey, or inhaling olbas oil and steam, or sucking boiled sweets. I had terrible sinus problems in pregnancy - one of the many 'side effects' of pregnancy and it was a real PITA!!!

Hope you are feeling better soon

boundoriginals Mon 06-Oct-08 17:55:33

i am only 5 weeks pregnant and have got a really dry, tickly cough (brought on by a cold).

I am coughing so much all my stomach muscles have been pulled and I am really scared for the baby.

I have only just found out I'm pregnant - I'd be gutted to lose the baby because I've been coughing so much. Any ideas if the baby will survive?

ajm200 Mon 06-Oct-08 18:00:19

Baby will survive.. I had a really bad cough right though the 2nd trimester after my airways were burnt by acid reflux. I coughed so hard that I'd be physically sick and the DR still didn't give me anything. Lost loads of weight, went down two clothes sizes and now am having a small baby about 6lb (last was 8.4 at 37 weeks) but baby is strong and healthy. Baby takes what it needs from you. You will be the only one suffering. Baby can't even hear the coughing at this early stage

Try steam, sipping home made honey and lemon as the PP suggests

boundoriginals Tue 07-Oct-08 13:50:21

Thanks AJM - it is really reassuring to have this messageboard. Because I am still so early pregnant i haven't told anyone, so i've got no-one to ask about these sort of things. Roll on 12 weeks (though am aching to tell people already!)

Ginni Tue 07-Oct-08 13:57:29

hi there, i've just come down with flu-like symptoms, i'm 27 weeks, feel so tired and achey, think i'll be spending the next few days in bed. I went all the way out to the supermarket to get some Manuka honey but they didn't even stock it - got some garlic, ginger, lemon and regular honey instead to make a flu-remedy drink, hope it works.

Is there any risk to my baby with me being ill?

ajm200 Tue 07-Oct-08 18:34:58

No risk to your baby from the flu. It takes what it needs from you and you may just feel worse than you would otherwise.

Only concerns are things like chickpox, measles and other real nasties.. colds and flu are just a nuisance for you

Hope you feel better soon

helpivegottogivebirth Thu 09-Oct-08 08:31:16

Pordie - did you get better?

I have had this cough for 4 day now - seems an eternity and is driving me mad.

i've tried the steam solution and honey and lemon but nothing has worked. aaaagh.

My throat is red raw...

Just moaning really as DH gone to work and no-one to talk to.

Ginni Thu 09-Oct-08 21:21:06

did you put raw garlic in your drink - it's a natural antibacterial and antiviral so should help, with ginger, lemon and honey too - lukewarm water if you can stomach it so the properties of the garlic and honey and the vitamins aren't destroyed too much. Don't want to speak too soon but I'm feeling much better now, abeit with garlic breath!

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