Asthma That Recurs During 33 Weeks Of Pregnancy?
Noon I Amellya is pregnant at 33 weeks pregnant. Since Thursday last week, my asthma had recurred after a while without a recurrence accompanied by coughing up phlegm. Because I was worried, the next day I checked myself into a public clinic at the puskesmas and was given medication as recommended but did not gradually improve. On Monday I check the pregnancy to the midwife at the same time to the obstetrician with an initial diagnosis of asthma and given medication as recommended. But I feel nothing has changed. Asthma accompanied by cough with phlegm always appears at night when sleeping. Waking up repeatedly to expel phlegm then I brought to sleep again and the sound came again “grok grok ” (phlegm) then coughed. And so on. But during the daytime, during mild activity, there are no symptoms of coughing up phlegm, body is not hot, even eating lust, just always going to sleep and it makes my sleep disturbed. And worried about the baby’s condition when I was coughing. Is that dangerous? Do I have to do further tests? Or waiting for the medicine? Some suggest drinking goat milk, how is that? Thank you
Good afternoon Amellya, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. Asthma is a chronic disease that most often affects pregnant women. About 45% of women with asthma experience a relapse when they are pregnant. This condition will not harm your pregnancy and your fetus if it is controlled, but if it is not treated at all, the condition of asthma can affect the flow of oxygen to your fetus and adversely affect it.
In your case, if you have already checked yourself with an obstetrician, your steps are very appropriate. As for your asthma condition that does not improve even though you have been given medication, the first thing to note is whether you have taken it as recommended or not. If so, what needs to be considered next is that asthma can recur due to various triggers, including cold air, dust, stress, fatigue, certain foods, animal hair, and physical activity. The recurrence of your asthma at night can be attributed to your peak fatigue throughout the day and cold air. If indeed you feel you have one of these triggers, then avoid it by reducing physical activity in the afternoon and evening, or use a blanket, close the window or apply a warm balm on the body.
Another possibility could be because your room is full of dust or mites, which in the morning until the afternoon, you spend most of your time outside the room. When at night you finally return to your room, you breathe in a lot of dust and this triggers the appearance of asthma in yourself.
If all of that has been resolved but your complaint still does not improve, then return to your obstetrician or lung doctor, even though the medicine has not been exhausted. As for the goat milk, so far there has not been enough research to ascertain its efficacy. So, hopefully answering your question.