Does Coughing During Pregnancy Can Trigger A Spots?
Hello, I am 21 weeks pregnant and am having bedrest due to placenta previa, there are few spots but not continuous. now I have a dry cough and phlegm, itchy throat, quite annoying, insomnia and I have taken 15ml of Silex, is it safe? because now the sikon avoids going to the hospital first. Coughing can trigger flecks out, huh?
Thank you for the question.
Itchy cough and throat in pregnant women are often caused by reflux of gastric acid (GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease). This condition is prone to be experienced by pregnant women due to hormonal changes in the body as well as gastric pressure by an enlarged fetus. In addition to coughing and itching in the throat, GERD also often makes sufferers experience pain and heat in the pit of the stomach, tightness, nausea, and even a severe decrease in appetite. Complaints can be burdensome during sleep because of the influence of gravity which makes the stomach more depressed. Therefore, your sleep will be more disturbed.
Not only GERD, coughing and itching in the throat as you experience can also be caused by other factors, such as dry throat, allergies, irritation, viral or bacterial infections, gastritis, foreign body aspiration, heart problems, asthma, bronchitis, drug effects, and etc. Sometimes, a cough that is too often can trigger uterine muscle contractions that make the spots out of the birth canal. However, judging from your testimony that you have placenta previa, it is likely that the spots you experience are from this placental disorder, not purely due to the influence of the cough.
Considering the spread of COVID-19 disease, indeed you should first limit travel outside the home (including to the hospital) except for emergency matters. However, this does not mean that you are free to take any medicine. Most medicines for handling coughs and itching in the throat, including the drugs you mentioned, are unclear when consumed in pregnant women (category C), so they are not appropriate to consume without a doctor's prescription. It's safer, so your complaints improve, try doing it first:
Drink more warm water. Don't eat cold, greasy, sweet foods. Eat small but frequent meals. Don't go to sleep immediately after eating. Stay away from cigarettes, cold, dry air, pollution, smoke. Use a humidifier when possible. Bed rest. If your complaints don't improve in a long time, if there are many spots appearing from the birth canal, and if there are more severe complaints, such as tightness, vomiting, chest pain, and high fever for more than 3 days, you can check yourself directly to the doctor or obstetrician to be given more treatment continue according to the cause of your complaint ...
I hope this helps.