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Old 10-21-2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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I have a cold...

...and I feel miserable!!! I am the first to admit I am the biggest baby when I'm sick. For someone who takes care of sick people for a living, I'm terrible when I'm sick myself. Anyway, DS brought home a cold from daycare and I caught it too I usually feel a cold coming on and start taking extra vitamin C and cold medicine, but now that i'm preggers, I can't. I haven't been able to breathe through my nose in two days, my head feels like it's going to explode and my throat is so sore. I just needed to whine a little bit. Anyone have any tips about how to make dealing with a cold while pregnant a little bit easier?

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Old 10-21-2011, 07:19 PM   #2
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Re: I have a cold...

Subbing as I have an awful cold too

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Old 10-21-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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I used a heat pad. I know they say not to use one, but I LOVED it, and it felt wonderful. I put it in a pillow and layed it on my chest. I also boiled water, and then put it in a bowl, and put a towel over my head to breathe in the steam.

OHHH... those Vick's Shower Soothers are amazing!! And the Vick's vaporizers and chest rub! Mmmm... almost wishing I was sick myself so I could use those. I LOVE Vick's. However, I am a baby when sick, too. Especially when pregnant. It makes your whole body ache. I also put my comforter or blanket in the dryer, and then take it out and wrap myself in it. It's like an ocean of comfy warmth.

I hope you ladies feel better soon!!
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:09 PM   #4
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My ob told me to drink peppermint tea for congestion, and to breath in the steam while you drink it, it helps quite a bit, or did for me. Also if you get an upset tummy try ginger tea, I like the ginger lemon tea, but any ginger will help.
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Did you still take the Vitamin C? Anytime I start getting a cold I get a big Bolthouse C-boost drink and drink that with yogurt. I haven't gotten a cold since January with that strategy Helped me kick a sinus infection, also!
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I second Vicks Vapor rub and the shower steamers. Also run a vaporizer next to the bed at night. I also take a Vit. D supplement and an intensive dose of Elderberry when sick.

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boil a big pot of water with some vicks in it, take it off the burner and put a towel over your head and pot
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boil a big pot of water with some vicks in it, take it off the burner and put a towel over your head and pot
This is a good, cheap vaporizer kind of thing, but don't boil the vicks. Take the water off the burner *then* add the Vicks.

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Old 10-22-2011, 08:21 AM   #10
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Re: I have a cold...

I wasn't sure if it was ok to take vitamin C or other supplements like that. I tried some lemon ginger tea but it tasted gross, lol. I'll try the peppermint though. I completely forgot about Vicks! I love that stuff! I should totally put some on tonight. The nettie pot scares me, lol. The idea of pouring water up my nose makes me shiver! lol
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