Chesty cough :(

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  1. LucyEmma

    LucyEmma Well-Known Member

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    I have got a chesty cough at the moment, its not to bad in the day but in the eveinings and when i go to bed im up coughing for ages :( is there anything anyone can recomend to do? should i wait a few more days before i go to the doctors because its only been the last two days i've had it? (was much worse last night though) can i have throte sweets to soothe it as it really hurts? thanks :) xxx
     
  2. amslou

    amslou TTC No2

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    only thing you can take for it is gylceryn. I went with a really horrible cough earlier in the pregnancy and they sent me away with nothing saying there was nothing that they could do.
     
  3. faun

    faun Mum to 2 boys and 1 girl

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    I always just use honey and lemon in warm water to soothe sore throats and coughs it works for me. I have no idea if you can use throat sweets when pregnant though i would ask at the chemists if there is anything you can use safely.
     
  4. Seraphim

    Seraphim Amazing Baby Girl

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    I've been having this problem over the last few weeks.
    You can inhale vicks in hot water, but pharmacist said not to rub in on.
    And the glyceryn... which might soothe a tickle, but does nothing for a crackly chest cough.

    I'm on the very end of it i think... cant wait.
     
  5. dom85

    dom85 Mum of 2, 3rd on the way

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    Aww, hun, it's horrible isn't it. I got a cough like this a coupld of weeks after I found out I was pregnant.

    You can only take parcetamol and you can use Vicks vapour rub (but not the spray for some reason). I found that the Vicks helped ease my chest in the evenings, I put it on my chest, back and neck and was pretty clear most of the night. If you can manage to get comfortable you could try to sleep sitting up a little bit.

    Get well soon
     

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