I had been feeling rather smug at the start of the week as I thought that the cold that had been threatening over the weekend had been defeated and let me be. Obviously, it was just lulling me into a false sense of security because it hit me like a snotty train last night. Joy. So I’ve been googling again and I thought I’d write a roundup of pregnancy-friendly cold remedies.
- Inhale steam (maybe take a shower or just hold a mug of hot water under your nose for a bit)
- Hot water with honey and lemon juice (I squeeze half a lemon into a mug, fill 3/4 of the way up with hot water, then stir in a good dollop of honey; top up with water as required)
- Gargle with salt water (don’t swallow it though!)
- Get some rest – feet up, telly on, find some comfy cushions and maybe a nice blanket if you’re not feeling too hot.
Well, it seemed like a good idea, but it appears there really aren’t that many!
The NHS website gives advice on taking paracetamol during pregnancy. Personally, I’d prefer to avoid it, especially during the first three months. A headache won’t last forever – time to power through!
Update: I’ve just read that a runny nose can be a sign of pregnancy (who knew?!) which gave me a brief swell of hope – however I think the incessant sneezing and being unable to breathe through one nostril, coupled with that fact that hubby had a cold come out over the weekend, might be a greater sign that it is, in fact, just a cold 🙁