Treatment Options to Get Rid of Cough During Pregnancy
As you may already know, coughing is a common occurrence during pregnancy. This can be especially irritating, irritating and even painful for some women. The good news is that there are many treatment options available to help relieve your symptoms. Let’s take a look at some of the most effective measures you can take:
1. Keep Hydrated
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do when you have a cough during pregnancy. Water will help thin out mucus and reduce the amount of phlegm in the airways, making it easier for your body to get rid of them and reduce irritation in the throat. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and avoid caffeinated and sugary beverages.
2. Steamy Showers
Taking a steamy shower can help loosen up the built-up mucus and clear your airways. The hot steamy air will help provide relief from the irritating cough and make it easier for your body to expel the mucus.
3. Throat Lozenges
Sucking on a throat lozenge can help soothe your throat and reduce irritation. This can help reduce the intensity and frequency of coughing, as well as reduce the amount of phlegm in the airways. Be sure to look specifically for lozenges that are free of sugar, caffeine, nicotine and menthol.
Using a humidifier in your home can help alleviate the symptoms of coughing. This is because the moisture in the air will thin out the mucus, making it easier for your body to expel it and reduce irritation.
5. Elevate the Head
Gravity can help reduce the intensity of your coughing attacks. When sleeping, try to keep your head elevated by several pillows. This will help keep the excess mucus and phlegm from accumulating in the airways.
6. Avoid triggers
Certain triggers can make your cough worse and cause you more discomfort. Try to avoid things like dust, pet dander, smoke, perfumes and aerosolized products.
7. Over the Counter Medications
Talk to your doctor about over the counter medications that can help reduce your cough symptoms. Some medications can provide relief but only use them if your doctor has prescribed them.
These are just a few of the treatments you can take to get relief from coughing during pregnancy. However, it is important to remember that you should never take any medication while pregnant without consulting your doctor or healthcare provider first.
Hopefully, with these tips, you will be able to find relief and breathe easier during your pregnancy.
Coughing during pregnancy can be very uncomfortable and irritating, but it doesn’t have to interfere with your daily life. Taking the right steps can help reduce the intensity and frequency of your cough, such as:
- Keep hydrated
- Take steamy showers
- Suck on throat lozenges
- Use a humidifier
- Elevate the head
- Avoid triggers
- Over the counter medications
Additionally, always consult with your doctor before taking any type of medication while pregnant. With these tips, you can find relief from coughing during pregnancy and breathe easier.
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