Handling Of Cough In Pregnant Women?
my wife has been coughing for 5/6 days, it doesn’t heal, especially when it’s nighttime when I want to sleep, I keep coughing, so it’s hard to sleep … I’m confused about how to give medicine because the problem is just getting pregnant my wife …
Hello Yuwic Ega,
Coughing during pregnancy is certainly very annoying. If only a normal cough, for example due to flu, generally does not interfere with the condition of the fetus. Coughing in pregnant women is often caused by a viral infection that can heal itself without special treatment, in addition to adequate rest, drinking enough water, and eating foods with balanced nutrition. Pregnancy makes the mother's endurance decreases so it is more susceptible to infection.
Pregnant women cannot take drugs carelessly because some types of drugs can interfere with fetal development in the early trimester (<12 weeks). Drugs are generally given limited to overcome the most disturbing symptoms and not in the form of mixed drugs. Medication is given if the cough is very disturbing (to disturb the rest). These drugs are usually obtained if you have consulted further with your doctor and carried out a physical examination directly by the doctor.
Without the use of drugs the following things can reduce the cough suffered by your wife:
Take a shower with warm water
Gargle with warm salt water
Eat warm soup
Drink a mixture of lemon and honey
Use a higher pillow
Apply balm on the chest or under the nose
Use the air humidifier
Clean the house regularly
Use a mask when driving or going out of the house
Quickly consult your wife to the doctor if there are danger signs of coughing, such as coughing up blood, coughing with shortness of breath, coughing with wheezing, coughing with chest pain, coughing for longer than 3 weeks, body weight does not go up or even go down during pregnancy. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.