To treat the flu in pregnancy there are some cautions that must be followed because pregnant women can not take the common remedies that fight the flu, as they can harm the baby.
So, for to treat the influenza in pregnancy it is recommended you:
- Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water to fluidize the secretions;
- Take acetaminophen to relieve pain and discomfort and
- Take 60 mg of vitamin C a day to strengthen the body's natural defenses.
Investing in the consumption of foods rich in vitamin C, such as acerola, pineapple, strawberry, orange and mandarin is also a great tip for treating the flu naturally without having to resort to medication, which should only be used under medical guidance.
To fight cough, which can be very uncomfortable in pregnancy, what you can do is consume enough fluids to facilitate the removal of secretions, as they cause cough. Sucking a ginger or honey bullet can be effective in reducing the cough as they will prevent the throat from becoming dry and irritated.
Natural treatment for flu during pregnancy
To treat influenza naturally during pregnancy, what you can do is:
- Nebulizations with saline to relieve nasal congestion;
- Do a water and salt gargle to ease the sore throat or use a honey spray with propolis for the throat;
- Drink teas mixed with lemon and honey to strengthen the immune system;
- Put a wet washcloth on your forehead and underarms in case of a fever.
However, if you feel very weak or if the fever exceeds 38 ° C, a medical appointment is indicated because the flu may have worsened and the doctor can evaluate the need for antibiotics. Aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Ibuprofen, should not be used as they may affect the baby's development or delay labor.