sore throat during pregnancy

While waiting for the child the woman should treat the health especially attentively and reverently. However, despite this, it is during pregnancy a woman's body becomes more vulnerable. Doctors explain this by the fact that during gestation crumbs is a natural physiological depression of immunity. Otherwise, if this does not happen, make crumbs would hardly be possible.

And this feature of the female body with pleasure and unceremoniously use different pathogens. As a result, women become more vulnerable and susceptible to various illnesses, including colds. And the treatment of pregnant women - it is not so simple and, because many drugs can not be used so as not to harm the baby. What do you do in this situation? Today we'll talk about what to do if a sore throat during pregnancy?

Sore throat during pregnancy - a widespread phenomenon, because most of a sore throat at various colds and infectious diseases that are so "like" future mothers. Typically, such diseases include:

  • Pharyngitis - inflammation, localized on the mucous membrane of the throat
  • Tonsillitis
  • All kinds of angina

All these diseases are quite similar symptoms, the main one being, of course, the emergence of intense pain in the throat. In addition, can join additional symptoms of colds - a runny nose, coughing, watery eyes. In some cases, the expectant mother's body temperature can rise, sometimes to a very significant figure.

In some cases, the cause of a sore throat becomes nothing but a most ordinary mechanical damage to the mucous membrane of the larynx, for example, resulting from ingestion of excessively hard or hot food. Such pain does not require any treatment and self passes quickly enough.

 sore throat during pregnancy

How to treat?

It's no secret that during pregnancy you can not use so many drugs that are used for colds, including for the treatment of throat. Therefore, in any case, no matter what was the cause for the appearance of a sore throat during pregnancy, be sure to consult your doctor - audiologist. His appointment must be agreed with your doctor - a gynecologist.

Unfortunately, too often we treat colds very lightly, thinking that they will be on their own. And during pregnancy, nothing changes - a woman continues to hope for a "maybe". However, this approach is extremely fraught - both for the health of the expectant mother and her baby's health. For example, diseases such as sore throat or tonsillitis, can lead to serious complications - pathologies of internal organs of the baby, miscarriages and premature births. Agree, the game is not worth the candle.

The doctor you pick up the necessary and safe treatment to help relieve pain in the throat as soon as possible. But, unfortunately, sometimes the situation is such that immediately get to the doctor there is no possibility - for example, on the road, in the country or at a party. Therefore, we offer you some recipes known safe treatment of sore throat in pregnancy.

Although they ideally need to check with your doctor, at least on the phone. If that can not be done in any way after the start of treatment carefully observe the state of the organism. When even the slightest sign of trouble, treatment should be stopped immediately.

These phenomena include the appearance of shortness of breath, rash, headache, general weakness and malaise, are not related to the underlying disease. And in this case, you certainly have to find a way as soon as possible to cause a brigade of "first aid". Although in fairness it should be noted that such complications are very, very rare.

  • Lemon juice

The healing properties of lemon known to mankind long ago. And the treatment of sore throat as it is used very efficiently. To do this, prepare the following means - squeeze the juice of half a lemon, warm glass of water, dissolve it in lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey. Thoroughly mix all ingredients and gargle thoroughly.

Some drink similar means, as a tea, but doctors do not recommend, since the stomach during pregnancy - also pretty vulnerable place. And in the best case it will result in a similar strong heartburn, and at worst - gastritis, and sometimes ulcers. Therefore, yet safer gargle. Gargle necessary every two hours, until complete recovery. Gargling time may be a little pinch - it is normal to be frightened is not worth it. Usually, relief comes after the first rinse and completely pain goes away in a day.

  • Soda and honey

Another very effective means of getting rid of a sore throat during pregnancy - is a soda-honey solution. It is prepared as follows: - heat to a temperature of 40 degrees glass of water, dissolve in it a teaspoon of baking soda and a teaspoon of all natural honey. Rinse your throat with this solution every hour during the day. In the subsequent time this treatment is completely ineffective.

  • Honey, milk and butter

This recipe is known, probably every person from early childhood. Boil a glass of milk, dissolve it in a tablespoon of butter, one teaspoon of all natural honey and a quarter teaspoon of baking soda. Stir everything and drink in small sips. Pain depart within an hour, and a day is necessary to repeat the recipe for 4 times. Incidentally, this means successfully fighting not only with pain in the throat, but also with other manifestations of colds.

  • Iodine solution

If sore throat is severe, you can resort to the method of emergency treatment - iodine solution. Preparing it simply - dissolve in a glass of water and 15 drops of iodine gargle thoroughly. Note the two main aspects. Firstly, during the rinse expectant mother may feel very uncomfortable - the mucous membrane of the throat will be very "pinching".

Although the effect will be visible after the first rinse, it is necessary to continue treatment until they are cured. And, secondly, the water in which you will dilute iodine should be warm, but in any case not hot - otherwise under high temperature Iodine loses its medicinal properties.

  • Aloe

If your house is home to useful plants such as aloe vera, it is also quite possible to make an ally in the struggle with the pain in my throat. For this you need only aloe juice ... and fridge. Or rather - freezer. Squeeze a few tablespoons of aloe juice and pour them into molds for ice, put in the fridge to harden. The preferred use for these purposes twigs plants are not under three years - they have a maximum medicinal properties.

After aloe juice will turn into nice green cubes, you can start the treatment. Carefully absorbable one cube per hour - approximately three hours later the pain is almost completely gone. But be prepared for the fact that they taste very, very specific - like cube sucked the strength is not for everyone.

  • A decoction of sage

For gargling, you can use a decoction of sage. It is prepared as follows. Place in an enamel bowl five tablespoons of sage, pour a liter of hot water and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and continue to simmer for half an hour. Leave the broth for two hours, so it is a good present, and strain using a gauze cloth. While it is still warm, you can dissolve a few tablespoons of honey. Gargle necessary every two hours, until complete recovery.

  • The broth chamomile

Similarly, action has and the infusion of chamomile pharmacy. Preparing it is very simple - in a thermos vsypte three tablespoons of dry inflorescences pharmacy chamomile pour liter of boiling water and cover the pan tightly. Daisy insisted should not less than five hours, after which it must be carefully filter using gauze cloth. Gargle needed every two hours and after each meal. As a rule, only a few treatments the pain disappears completely.

  • Kefir

This method is known for a very small number of people, but those who tried it, were ecstatic. It is very simple - you only need 1% kefir and enameled saucepan. Heat to a temperature of 38 degrees yogurt and gargle - pain depart almost immediately. A total of 5 - 6 treatments to completely eliminate pain. Gargle sense every few hours.

  • Strong tea

For gargling, you can use an ordinary black tea. Just brew it must be very hard. Gargle with warm tea every hour - and after only a few treatments you will feel great relief. Moreover - if you carry the hard taste of strong brewed tea, you can always add a tablespoon of honey. Efficiency means only increase.

 sore throat during pregnancy

Heat treatments

Another good way to reduce the pain in the throat during pregnancy are different heat treatments. However, remember that they can carry out, subject to certain conditions:

  • Gestational age must be at least 30 weeks pregnant - otherwise there is a risk of spontaneous abortion.
  • Body temperature. In no case did not carry out any thermal treatments at elevated body temperature.
  • High blood pressure. In that case, if the expectant mother has a tendency to high blood pressure, by heat treatments should be abandoned.
  • Moderation. Moderation should be around - do not get carried away too much heat treatments.

Strictly speaking, all heat treatments should be carried out only after consultation with your doctor - a gynecologist. What tools help best?

  • Foot baths

Before going to bed steam the legs in mustard solution for 10 minutes. Mustard can be dissolved in water at the rate of 1 tablespoon per gallon of water. Then wash your feet under running water, dry thoroughly and put on warm socks. Eat a spoonful of honey before bedtime. As a rule, the simplification comes the next day.

  • Mustard

The people accepted that mustard only help when you cough. But this is not so - that if you put mustard on the soles of the feet, sore throat back down almost immediately. This is done as follows: - cut standard yellow card in half, brush the soles of sunflower oil, mustard plaster soak in water and run to the middle of the sole.

Top cover with plastic wrap and put on cotton socks. Yellow card must remain on the bottom of an hour. But, of course, if you feel a strong burning, remove the mustard is earlier. During pregnancy, you should not have to tolerate whatever discomfort.

  • Inhalation

Inhalation is also often used for bronchitis. But for the treatment of throat and they can also be used very successfully. For example, a tray or with menthol balm "asterisk". Dissolve in hot water, a small amount, cover your head with a towel and inhale the mouth about 20 minutes. Such procedures must be twice a day - morning and evening.

As you can see, and during pregnancy to eliminate the sore throat is quite possible. Therefore, it is not necessary to suffer and wait for the pain to disappear on their own. But still I would like to reiterate that it makes more sense to seek help from doctors who will provide you with the optimal treatment regimen.

 If a sore throat during pregnancy

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