Cough Treatment At 20 Weeks Pregnant?
Good afternoon, I was coughing when I was 20 weeks pregnant .. this cough doesn’t go away, and it makes me feel uncomfortable .. is this cough dangerous for my fetus ?? Thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Coughing is the body's defense mechanism, especially in the respiratory system, with the aim of expelling foreign objects in these passages. When coughing occurs, there is indeed an increase in abdominal pressure, but this will not harm the fetus because the fetus is protected by strong amniotic fluid and amniotic fluid to withstand the shock caused by coughing. What needs to think about coughing during pregnancy is more about the cause of the cough and what medications to take to relieve the cough.
This is important because there are many causes for coughs, from allergies to tuberculosis and cancer. And the treatment also varies, the problem is not all drugs are suitable for pregnant women. Therefore, before deciding to take cough medicine, do the following:
Take a hot shower Apply a balm or rubbing oil to the chest Use a slightly elevated pillow when sleeping Gargle with warm salt water Eat warm chicken soup Drink low-caffeine tea with lemon or honey
If your cough continues or gets worse, consult a doctor and tell him that you are pregnant, so that your doctor knows and prescribes cough medicine that is safe for your pregnancy. Meanwhile, get adequate rest, consume nutritious food at open and dawn, consume pregnancy vitamins, avoid stress, dust, pollution and cigarette smoke, consume more water, wash your hands before and after eating. We wish you a smooth pregnancy and childbirth.
So, hopefully this is useful.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa