Dry cough can cause a lot
of discomfort during pregnancy. Read on to learn why dry cough gets aggravated
during pregnancy and home remedies for treating
Is the dry cough bothering you in
pregnancy? Your immune system is weak at this time, making you susceptible to
cold and other common illnesses. If it is a viral infection, you shall get over
it by 2 weeks and if it seems to be persistent, you need to have a talk with
Constant coughing can be disturbing in pregnancy, as it causes your
stomach to sore. If you have a bad cough, it is your body's way of letting you
know that you need to rest. You must consult with your doctor if you need to
take medicines. He shall suggest you the right one and make sure the baby
developing inside you is unharmed by the
Dry Cough during
Dry cough particularly
becomes acute in the last stage of your pregnancy. This is the time when you
find it more difficult
to breathe. Understand the causes behind dry cough so that you can
keep them at bay.
Allergies can aggravate the
problem of dry cough. Pollution can make it difficult for you to breathe,
resulting in cough.
If you suffer from asthma, you may
experience breathing problems and unproductive coughs.
Bronchospasm refers to
over-activity of the bronhioles muscles that result from allergic reaction to
insect bites and foods.
Rhinitis also results in coughing.
Nasal congestions are common all through pregnancy at times. High levels of
estrogen cause the mucous membranes lining the nose to swell. This increases
flow of blood and the area swells. Productive cough becomes a common problem
with production of more mucus. Swelling and irritation can cause dry
As you cough continuous pressure on the
bladder can reduce the urine holding time and may also result in urine leakage.
Persistent coughing may also interfere with your sleep
during pregnancy. Thus, it is important that you notify your doctor
about the discomforts you experience, so that he can suggest you the right
course of treatment.
Treatment for Dry Cough during
Before addressing the
problem yourself, you must always alert your doctor first as self-medication
can be risky during pregnancy. He shall first examine your condition and then
suggest the appropriate medicines. Coughing, at times also result from acidity or
heartburn. In such cases, it becomes more important to address the
stomach issues that are aggravating the problem of dry
Even if you are opting for home remedies, you must
inform your doctor. Here are some of the home remedies that can be
Drink plenty of water. You may add
few drops of lemon in warm water to soothe your throat. You can always discuss
about the use of lemon and honey in water as a home remedy.
Garlic candies can be helpful to
soothe dry coughs. However, make sure to notify your doctor about use of cough
Coughing can get worse when you are sleeping, so keep
your head elevated.
If you are allergic to irritants
like perfumes, dust and cleansing agents, stay away from
Maintaining the basic standards of hygiene,
drinking plenty of water, including foods rich in Vitamin C in your diet and
eating a healthy can help you keep the problems of dry cough at bay during
Your tummy may simply move up and down when you
are coughing and it might not cause any direct harm to your baby inside. You
can support your lower abdomen with your hand, in case you feel your muscles
are getting strained. However, persistent dry cough can be highly
irritating when not addressed on time. Make sure to keep communicating with
your doctor about your health. You must also make him aware of the symptoms you
experience after the treatment.
How to prevent dry
cough during pregnancy? What are the home remedies for dealing with dry cough
during pregnancy? What can cause dry cough to aggravate during pregnancy? Discuss
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