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Home Remedies for Cough During Pregnancy

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After some days of vigorous decision when the two of them finally agree for the best, the woman maybe for the first time now, steps into the world of motherhood. Soon follows the consequences. Before she could complain about the baby crying in the middle of the night, she had to face the hard nine months of struggle. From stories heard to classes taken, she feels her knowledge is adequate enough only to prove herself wrong when the actual time comes where she faces the actual deed. Soon after a few days of conceiving, the frequent run to the bathroom wakes her up from her long night of insomnia feels.

home remedies for cough during pregnancy

She runs to the bathroom empties herself and comes back only to again lay down for another sleepless bout. The same continues for a few days and along with it grows the monster appetite that increases with every passing day. Once again, the emotions overflow. The ones you never thought would mind you now does.

The world seems bad to you as you can now no longer participate in activities with your friends for the next nine whole months. Being new to this feel, the idea takes its time to settle in, and by the time it does settle in, a deep bond has already been established. This is when the mother’s realization sets in. she acknowledges the fact that she has been granted the privilege to bring a new life to earth.

Our body’s antigens and antibodies are always on the lookout for foreign matters to eliminate them from our body. they form an integral part of the body’s immune system which once pregnancy sets in has to be lowered down to really down standard so that the body does not reject the developing embryo. This is why during this time as a mother you are susceptible to more common diseases than ever. The usual cold and flu is common which causes coughing. Here are some home remedies to reduce coughing during pregnancy.

Natural Remedies for Cough During Pregnancy:

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1. Gargle:


One of the most common methods to deal with sore or itchy throat is the gargling method where water is taken to the back of the throat and whilst there gargling is done. For this one will need some luke warm water with a pinch or so of salt. One can even add ginger juice drops to it for added pressure.

2. Chicken Soup:

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Whenever you were sick and unwilling to leave your comfy cozy bed, remember how your mother would bring in a steaming bowl of chicken soup which you could probably smell from afar. The same goes during the time of pregnancy when rather than popping in a pill or two every time for your cough you stick to homemade remedies; a warm bowl of chicken soup which will immediately soothe the itchiness in the throat.

3. Tulsi Leaves:

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The leaves of a tulsi plant has been in demand for ages now with it being one of the popular cough remedies straight from the Indian traditional basket of tips and tricks to common cold. Make a paste of it along with honey and have it for instant results. While the tulsi works on the cough, the honey will soothe the neck in case of inflammation or discomfort.

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4. Turmeric:

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Usually we cough due to a reason which might be ranging from anything such as a common flu, an infection in the throat or inflammation. No matter how it goes, turmeric being an expert anti inflammation agent can kill the cough producing germs right away. Make a paste of juice containing turmeric and drink it in intervals.

5. Honey:

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Yet another of the power packed product to kill the cough during your pregnancy is honey which has been incorporated in Indian home remedies for tit-bits every now and then and has always shown exceptional results. This is why honey can be used in different ways such as with warm water with certain juices or leaves. It soothes the throat walls with the prickly infections thereby killing the cough.

6. Eucalyptus Oil:

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We have all been aware of the wonders a eucalyptus plant has and that is exactly why you know now that eucalyptus can probably make your cough and cold disappear. Use heated warm eucalyptus oil with coconut oil and rub it on your chest. It acts as a vapor rub. You can also drop eucalyptus oil drops in a heated warm water pot and take in the steam.

See More: Home Remedies For Cough In Children

7. Lime or Lemon:

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Here are two sisters who are also known for their grand presence in almost every home remedy for common cures. Lemon or lime contains anti inflammatory properties so don’t hesitate to squeeze lemon into your honey water before consuming.

8. Sleeping Technique:

Sleeping Positions During Pregnancy

We all know how much a pregnant woman needs a good night’s healthy sleep and a hysteric episode of coughing right through the night might be quite disheartening. This is why the trick is to alleviate your head while sleeping. Use two soft pillows and sleep on your sides. keep the tulsi and honey nearby.

9. Garlic:

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The best properties of antimicrobial and antibacterial elements are present in garlic which is why this is also enlisted as one of the cures to a whizzing dry throat during pregnancy. As for the expecting mother, make a juice out of garlic and incorporate it in your diet for better effects.

10. Cayenne Pepper:

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When the coughing gets out of hand, a subtle chest pain or irritation is bound to occur. The reason why cayenne pepper comes to the scene. With the obnoxious coughing tripping you out, cayenne pepper can be your remedy.

11. Almonds:

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If you are going nuts over coughing, a nut might be the solution to your situation. Almonds are known for their cough relief symptoms and therefore this also gets a part of the list you can maintain during coughing when you are pregnant.

12. Licorice Roots:

Licorice Root

Roots and herbs make the best of the remedies when it comes to common cold and cough. This is why a fine cup of steaming tea made of licorice roots can be of a great help. However don’t overdo on the tea thing since too much tannin may not be good for you at this point.

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