Safe Home Remedies For Managing Cough In Pregnancy


Pregnancy is a beautiful period with its ups and downs. During pregnancy, the immune system is susceptible to microbial organisms due to the hormonal imbalance. One of such is catching a cold and coughing. While this is quite normal, it can be discomforting coupled with other pregnancy symptoms.


The female body during pregnancy is very fragile. Not every cough medication is suitable for pregnancy. It is essential to incorporate home remedies with everyday accessible ingredients to help you manage and treat cough during pregnancy.




5 home remedies for managing cough in pregnancy

Cough manifests various symptoms during pregnancy such as wheezing sound, fatigue, and running temperature. Consult your doctor before taking any cough medication as they may contain histamine which may cause potential harm to you and the baby. Here are five safe remedies for treating cough in pregnancy:


  • Ginger tea

Ginger has a potent scent and it's known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger has been a long remedy for colds and catarrh. It's known as one of the best remedies for treating cough. Boil fresh ginger and a little amount of honey for sweetness. Ginger tea helps to relieve sore throat, cough, nausea, and catarrh.


  • Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Because turmeric has a bland taste, you can sprinkle little amounts in milk or tea to reduce inflammation and cough. If you've never used turmeric before in your dish, speak with your doctor.


  • Apple cider vinegar and honey

Apple cider vinegar has antimicrobial properties to combat infections. Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in lukewarm water and add honey to relieve you of sore throat and cough. Before consumption, dilute apple cider vinegar to avoid a high concentration.


  • Pepper soup

Pepper soup is a comfort soup that's potent and helps clear nasal passage. You can take fish, or meat pepper soup with an optimal amount of pepper if you can handle it. Don't over-spike the spice as there have been reports of abdominal cramps after some pregnant women consumed pepper soup. 


  • Ginger and lemon

This cold-fighting duo combines both anti-inflammatory properties to combat the build-up of phlegm. Boil ginger and a few slices of lemon, sieve, and drink. 


Managing cough during pregnancy is different for every woman. If your symptoms don't improve after three days, consult your doctor for proper medication.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


  1. Can I take cough syrup during pregnancy?

Not all cough medications are safe during pregnancy. Speak with your doctor about the required medication.


  1. Can I take miracle leaf for cough in pregnancy?

Miracle leaves may help reduce cough but it's best to consult your doctor before consumption.


  1. Can I use aboniki during pregnancy?

Use aboniki in moderation during pregnancy. 


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