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Expectantmum · 08/02/2005 09:37

Ladies, do you have any advice for a bad chesty cough? I've had a very chesty cough for a couple of days now and am 20 weeks, so I know I can't take any medicinal. Apart from honey and lemon (yuck!!), can you recommend anything I can drink which will health soothe it??

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beansprout · 08/02/2005 09:40

I had the same and it is ok to have linctus from the doc. If you don't want that, then honey and lemon and (steam) inhaling Olbas Oil might help?

kid · 08/02/2005 09:42

I was recommended linctus by the pharmacist too when I was pregnant. From what I remember, it tastes disgusting!
Coughs can take ages to go, and are so annoying especially when they stop you from sleeping.

alison222 · 08/02/2005 09:43

Try using an oiil burner with tea tre oil and eucalypyus iol in the air the smell will help ease your chest

Newbarnsleygirl · 08/02/2005 09:48

Lot's of steam inhalation.

Bowl of boiling hot steaming water witha few drops of olbas oil and a towel. Stick your head over it and breath in deeply.

Lot's of baths as well.

Hope you feel better soon, I've got the same thing at the moment and it's pants!

catgirl · 08/02/2005 09:51

might be worth a trip to the doctors, I had a very bad cough when I was about 24 weeks (so bad I was coughing so much that I vomited) and it was a chest infection, the doc can give you anti-biotics. But otherwise Boots sell an electric vaporiser and the pads you put in it are like olbas/eucalyptus, menthol - we use ours in ds's room now - worth the £20 or so imho.

TracyK · 08/02/2005 09:51

I use vegetable cough remover and i think you can take it when pg. warning though it tastes absolutely disgusting - but it does work.

Expectantmum · 08/02/2005 09:51

Yes, it seems to be fine as long as I don't breath !!!! It doesn't seem to be getting any worse. I'll try the steam tonight - will it hurt if I put a wee dram of whiskey in it??? he he he

Silly I know, but its been worrying me overnight that somehow the coughing will hurt bubby - how daft am I????

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TracyK · 08/02/2005 09:53

just don't cough too hard - my friend had a bad cold last Nov. and it broke her waters - she thought she'd just peed herself!

Expectantmum · 08/02/2005 10:02

God, I won't break my waters this early, will I??

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TracyK · 08/02/2005 10:03

oh are you still early? my friend was a couple of weeks off her due date. sorry for the alarm.

Expectantmum · 08/02/2005 10:12

Phew - don't do that !!!!!

No am 20 weeks so only half way.

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TracyK · 08/02/2005 10:26

Can't promise that you won't wee yourself though!

Expectantmum · 08/02/2005 10:37

Oh, the joys

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