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Home remedies for coughing during pregnancy

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 04, 2011
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  • Paste made of basil leaves and honey is beneficial in soothing cough.
  • Suck a slice of lemon with salt and black pepper on it to reduce the intensity of cough.
  • Eating garlic with meals 2-3 times a week to seek relief.
  • Onion juice mixed with honey also acts as a good cough syrup.

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Coughs during pregnancy can make you feel miserable but even the most persistent and severe cough do not harm the baby in any way. As medication is restricted, it is best to resort to home remedies for coughing during pregnancy.

 

Coughing in Early Pregnancy



Workable home remedies for coughing during pregnancy

Basil leaves and honey for cough during pregnancy

A teaspoon of a paste made of basil leaves and honey can prove beneficial in soothing the symptoms. Alternatively, you can boil basil leaves in water, strain, add honey and drink. Honey subdues the pain in the throat.

 

lemon, salt and black pepper

Suck a slice of lemon with salt and black pepper on it to reduce the intensity of cough.

 

Eat grapes regularly

You can eat grapes regularly for a couple of days. Grapes act as an expectorant and tone up the lungs as well.

 

Eat garlic for treating cough

Eat garlic with meals 2-3 times a week to seek relief.


Coconut milk, cuscus grass and honey

For dry cough, drink a mixture of 3-4 teaspoons of fresh coconut milk, half a teaspoon of Cuscus grass (khuskhus) and one teaspoon of honey before bedtime.

 

Onion juice and honey for cough

Onion juice mixed with honey also acts as a good cough syrup.

 

Almonds, sugar and butter for cough

A paste of soaked almonds (without their cover), sugar and butter is a potent remedy for dry cough.

 

Eucalyptus or mint for cough

The eucalyptus or mint flavour in mentholated lozenges soothes the irritated throat and provides relief.

 


  Whooping Cough during Pregnancy Remedies 

 

Herbal tea for cough

Herbal teas such as black tea with ginger alleviate pain as well as cures coughing.

 

Chicken soup for cough

Chicken soup with onions and vegetables is nutritious as well as helpful in reducing soreness.

 

Warm shower for cough

 A warm shower helps as warm, humid air unclogs the mucus and hence, helps cure the cough.

 

mentholated chest rubs for cough

Rub mentholated chest rubs for prompt relief. The soothing vapours of these rubs open the body’s air passageways by dilating the blood vessels.

 

Gargle with salt water for cough

Warm, salt-water gargles draw out the mucus and reduce the painful swelling in the throat. Salt also quells the itching sensation in the throat.  Gargles with warm water mixed with lemon juice and honey are equally effective.

humidifier for cough

Inhale steam vapours through a humidifier or from a pot of boiling water as it loosens the mucus and soothes an irritated throat.

These home remedies for coughing during pregnancy are very useful and effective but excessive amounts of some ingredients in these remedies may also be counterproductive. In case of a prolonged cough, it is advised to consult a doctor.

 

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  • reeta22 Aug 2012
    nice info
  • Name08 Apr 2012
    I keep my chest warm to treat a cough. You can get more info on how I do this from www.chestwarmers.com or www.turbogoose.com.