The course of acute respiratory infections in a pregnant woman should not be carried out according to the standard scheme - many medications should not be taken during the period of gestation due to their toxicity to the fetus. A timely visit to a doctor will allow you to develop a set of measures and minimize complications.
- - teas, fruit drinks, compotes, still mineral water, etc.;
- - warm milk with honey and butter;
- - saline solution;
- - a decoction of chamomile.
Make sure to drink plenty of fluids. Any infectious process is accompanied by the release of toxic substances, and if acute respiratory infections occur with an elevated temperature, then the exclusion of dehydration is mandatory. A warm and plentiful drink is necessary for a pregnant woman, whose kidneys work harder and more intensely - teas, fruit drinks, compotes, mineral water without gas, etc. Be careful and control the amount of fluid you drink to prevent swelling - no more than 2 liters per day. Do not get carried away with herbal decoctions, as some of them can provoke complications.
Do not use antiviral and antibacterial drugs without a doctor's prescription. Many of the medicines are contraindicated during pregnancy, so if the doctor decides on drug therapy, then he prescribes only approved drugs. Self-administration of any medication, especially antipyretic drugs with aspirin, threatens to complicate the course of pregnancy.
Treat throat and cough with proven folk remedies. Warm milk with honey and butter helps with coughing well - drinking softens tissues, gently warms up the bronchi and simultaneously relieves a sore throat. Gargling with saline or chamomile tea is not prohibited during pregnancy - do it as often as possible throughout the day.
Humidify the indoor air. Provide a favorable atmosphere - the temperature in the room should not exceed 22 ° C, while the air should not be dry. Use industrial humidifiers or cover heat sources with blankets. Ventilate the room regularly. Optimum moisture levels will help to relieve nasal breathing and prevent mucus from drying out, which will delay the spread of the infection into the respiratory tract.
Do steam inhalation. Boil potatoes or dilute some salt in boiling water - breathe over the container, freeing the nasal passages and respiratory tract from mucus.
Don't sweat your legs or warm up your chest. Any warming and steaming procedures (compresses, baths, mustard plasters, etc.) are contraindicated during pregnancy, so give up these methods of treating acute respiratory infections.