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Cold Cough During Pregnancy
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 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am eight months pregnant and have a bad cough. Can you please suggest some remedies that are safe during pregnancy?

Bindu (Rome, Italy )

A: You can take cough lozenges and gargle with hot water and salt 2-3 times a day. If the cough does not subside you will have to take antibiotics under medial advice.

Dr. Asha Paranjpe

Q: I am 26 weeks of pregnant. I have a cold and cough. I have heard that one should not cough when pregnant? Is it true?

Naina (Vadodara, India )

A: Coughing can bring pressure on your stomach. So take medications to stop the cough and expectorant to expel the phlegm.

Dr. Asha Paranjpe

Q: I am 21 weeks pregnant. I have a cough and a sore throat, and every time I cough, my baby gets a jerk and my stomach hurts. I have tried all home remedies to avoid taking antibiotics. What should I do?

Sweetie (Seattle, USA )

A: You should take antibiotics and anti-histaminics to avoid coughing, as frequent coughing can cause the baby's water bag to burst, causing premature labour pains.

Q: I am 25 weeks pregnant and have a cold. Do I need to start antibiotics? I have a slightly sore throat and a mild cough. I am taking panadol, regular inhalations and Vitamin C.

Laveena (Houston, USA )

A: This should be more than sufficient, unless there is high fever along with the cold. Then antibiotics may be required.

Dr. Asha Paranjpe

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