Age: 36 years
First Trimester: 10 weeks pregnant
Since week 6 of pregnancy, diagnosed with Bronchitis. Dry cough is persistent, white or light color mucous in morning. Constant cough while lying down. Difficulty in swallowing food and pain in throat is present.
My Gynecologist and Physician have refused medicines for bronchitis as I am pregnant. I am taking foliate [folic acid medicine for pregnancy].
As advised I am only taking steam for some relief from cough.
Please Suggest some home remedies or alternate pregnancy safe medicines for this as I am unable to take the cough and pain.
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Hello, if your wife has pain in throat so much that she can hardly eat, tell her to take tab crocin (500 mg) when ever she has acute pain. She can take steam twice or thrice daily. Better to avoid medicines in the first trimester of pregnancy.
MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
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Hi lybrate user, please treat bronchitis if it is persistent it may create problems to baby like may lead to early delivery and preterm baby. Please you can have warm water with ginger daily morning. Salt water gargels, nebulisation with budesonide, salbutamol.
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