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    Default Cold remedies in pg?

    I have a rotten head cold which is driving me nuts! What can you safely do/take in pg to try and alleviate the symptoms, and make it go away?!!!! It's just a bad time of year to be laid up, and all the mucus is bringing back my all-day m/s.........


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    Panadol is safe to take at the correct dosage, it will help with the congestion pain and headache if you have one.

    I think that all of the other cold medicines are out I didn't bother asking when I had a cold because I figured that was the case.

    I make a honey and lemon drink. I put some lemon juice in a mug and add boiling water, then a couple of teaspoons of honey to dissolve, it works really well.

    Hope you get better soon

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    Also to assist with the mucu try taking a garlic horseradish and c supplement i have been using them to combat my hayfever. In the alternative what about a really garlicky meal or 2? My gp gave me clearance to use the tablets.
    Hope you get better soon
    Belinda.

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    Lemsip, Strepsils (any that dont say "Cough" lozengers), panadol and teas all helped me and are ok while pregnant.

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    :mad: I have woken up this morning with the 'worse' sore throat. I found some Strepsils in my medicine cabinet and have had one, are they ok to take during pregnancy?

    I hope its just an allergy and im not coming down with a cold for Xmas! bloody air conditioning at work - freezing then boiling! :twisted:

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    Eucalyptus oil - a couple of drops in a large bowl of boiling water, towel over your head and steam the cold out! Worked for me when I had a bad cold (DH has it now, all except it's man-flu) a week or so ago.

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    There is a Bioglan nasal spray that I used whilst breastfeeding. So it is probably ok whilst pregnant. Most chemist sell it, it is homeopathic

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    Do yo have a juicer?
    The vitamins and minerals from freshly sqeezed vegie juice are immediately available to you body. To the regular type of combinations such as carrot, apple, celery, spinach , add a whole clove of garlic (It can taste strong...so scull)
    Garlic is a great natural antimocrobal agent.

    The old lemon and honey is good too.

    Of course drink lots and lots of fluids and rest.

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    Thanx girls, I went to the GP this morning as I felt pretty horrible! He said that I had a viral infection in my throat/nose (its running like crazy) and that antibiotics probably wouldn't work. He advised NOT to use Betadine throat gargle as it contains Iodine, glad i found that out, as i have some at home and would have used it.
    He said just to gargle with salt and warm water - ah la naturale...

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