A Good Cough Medicine For Pregnant Women?
I am 10 weeks pregnant. I have almost 2 weeks of coughing up phlegm, and when the coughing aches reach the lower abdomen, I have tried to take medicine to the doctor but it is not lacking, what medicine should I use to be able to relieve my cough?
Hello Riska, Thank you for the question.
Have you consulted your obstetrician again? Phlegm cough can be experienced by anyone, including pregnant women. Phlegm cough can be caused by various health conditions such as viral infections, bacterial infections, allergies, and others. However, pregnant women also need to be careful in consuming drugs because the consumption of drugs that are not in accordance with doctor's recommendations can potentially endanger the health and development of the fetus. In general, pregnant women are advised not to consume any drugs during the first trimester of pregnancy (the first 12 weeks) because these periods are important for the development of fetal organs. Some doctors even forbid pregnant women from taking any medicine until they reach 28 weeks of pregnancy. The medicine given is usually to overcome the most disturbing symptoms. Doctors do not recommend giving drugs that directly treat several symptoms at once.
Some of the following suggestions you can do to help deal with coughing:
gargle with warm water
take a shower with warm water
apply balm or rub oil in the nose and chest area
consume lemon and honey mixed with warm water
avoid consuming spicy, oily and fatty foods
Avoid exposure to dust and other air pollution
multiply the consumption of nutritious foods
enough water intake
get enough rest
If you have taken medication from a doctor and your symptoms don't improve, the best step is to consult your doctor again. Your doctor will need to re-examine you before prescribing medicine that suits your condition. Make sure you only take medicines that are in accordance with the doctor's recommendations.
Hopefully this information helps you.