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    Well i have a a bad cold - and i am an asthmatic but i don't have any ventolin and am having to just grin and bear it at the moment - because i am coughing so much that i am not sleeping which in turn makes the tiredness worth- i think that i might be running a reasonable fever but am not too sure as i don't have a thermometer - what can i do to help the cough and how much lee-way with fever do i have?


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    You poor thing

    I don't know much, but I have read that a fever going on for a long period of time is not very good for bubs. Can pregnant women take aspirin or panadol??

    Get better soon

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    AJ - Panadol/Panadeine I think also Neurofen are all fine to take while pregnant, if you have a fever I think it`ll be best to take something to try and bring it down. I was further along then you (24 weeks) when I was running 40 plus degree temps but I was admitted to Hospital and on Panadol 4 hourly for days on end to get it under control.

    If you get any worse or still feeling like crap in the morning you`d be best to go to your caregiver they`d be able to give you advice on what you can and can`t take.

    I do hope your feeling better soon

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    AJ - sorry to hear you're not feeling well

    Panadol is ok to take and is supposed to help reduce your fever, but don't take Nurofen unless your doc says its ok (I already knew this, but just checked the packet for you).

    I would ask your doc what you can do about your cough, coz there are very limited things you can take while pregnant.

    Get better soon

    Bel

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    AJ, you poor thing. matey.

    You can definitley take some panadol to help reduce the fever and as for the couph have you tried warm lemonade with lemon and honey?? I think honey is meant to help soothe the throat and chest and maybe that will help you stop coughing and should be safe to use while you are pg.

    I hope you start feeling better soon hun.

    Take Care
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    thanks for the advice girls - the GP i went to see wasn't my usual and hasn't been overly helpful... things aren't going to well with the whole pg thing will keep youposted...

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    I was going to say the same thing as Bel, pandol is fine but DO NOT take Nurofen - especially with asthma & pregnant.

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    thanks sarah - i didn't know panadol could help reduce fever otherwise i would have taken it ages ago when it all first started - dammit...

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    Hi

    I've been sick with a cold and sore throat too - panadol is safe and so is ventolin. Strange that some ladies think that nurofen isn't because a rheumatologist told me it is safe to take all through out pregnancy. I will have to check on this again but I find it hard to believe a specialist could be wrong.

    Luckily no arthritis pain though! Im an asthmatic and never had problems taking Nurofen in the past. But then I'm not allergic to aspirin.

    Antihisthamines (sucha as Dozine and phenergan) are fine to take too (category A drug) and would help with stuffy nose and Dozine helps you to sleep. Doctors told me this one!

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    I agree with Neeny on the antihistamines just be aware of the non drowsy ones as they haven't been in testing as long as they are only recent (within the last 10 yrs or so) to the market iykwim? Duromine helped me when I had a cold.

    Also re the panadol/nurofen debate...I got this from the australian nurofen website:

    I am pregnant. Can I take Nurofen?
    Caution should be exercised with any medicine in pregnancy, whether on prescription or bought over-the-counter. Women who are pregnant should not take Nurofen, unless their doctor recommends it. Nurofen must not be taken during the last 3 months of pregnancy.
    So unless you absolutely needed it I'd personally stay away from it, but definitely talk to your Dr.

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    I agree with Cailin. Panadol is safe Aspirin is not safe and nurofen should only be taken under medical advice.

    AJ try inhaling steam, it may help loosen all that gunk for you.

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