What to do if you have a cold during pregnancy

Cold is one of the most common diseases. Pregnant women, as a special group, need to pay attention to a lot of matters once they get a cold during pregnancy to avoid adverse effects on the fetus. This article focuses on the precautions for pregnant women after taking a cold.

Medication during pregnancy
Pregnant women can take medicine during pregnancy. Encouraging pregnant women not to take medicine as much as possible does not mean that pregnant women should completely resist medication. With the continuous development of medicine, it has been clinically confirmed that some drugs are safe for pregnant women and fetuses.

The survey results show that about 70% to 80% of pregnant women have taken drugs during pregnancy. Among the birth defects of newborns, only 2% to 3% may be caused by drugs. Among these newborns, more than half of them have defects due to the combined effect of drugs and diseases.

A large number of clinical data show that if a newborn has a birth defect, it is not necessarily caused by drugs. Even if there is a drug that causes a fetal defect, the probability is relatively low, so pregnant women should take the drug after consulting an obstetrician. If a pregnant woman suffers from a disease that requires long-term medication, such as high blood pressure, depression, or asthma, the drug cannot be stopped without authorization. In this case, the pregnant woman needs to consult a doctor and use the medication under the guidance of the doctor. If the medicine taken does have an effect on the fetus, then the doctor will also advise the pregnant woman to stop taking a certain medicine and replace it with another medicine with a higher safety factor. In short, it is very dangerous for pregnant women who have been suffering from diseases to stop the medicine without authorization.

How to use medicine for cold during pregnancy
From the above situation, we can draw such a law. ① In the first stage, which is the first stage of pregnancy (the first 3 months of pregnancy), pregnant women must not take medicines, and pregnant women can alleviate their condition through physical methods. ② The second stage, which is the second trimester, is not recommended for pregnant women in this stage. Therefore, if pregnant women can overcome the cold problem, it is best not to use medicine. ③The third stage is the third trimester. If pregnant women in the third trimester suffer from severe colds, they can seek medical treatment for colds.

In addition to major diseases, pregnant women must be treated with medicine, and illnesses such as colds should still be adjusted in their daily routine and diet. If pregnant women have a cold, they can eat more light food, avoid greasy food. Life management should be done during the cold, try to go to bed early and get up as early as possible, the daily life and rest must be regular, pregnant women with colds can not stay up late, you can continue to soak your feet with hot water before falling asleep, until you sweat all over, red feet. Pregnant women during colds should drink more hot water, because drinking hot water can accelerate blood circulation and help the body expel toxins more quickly. In the case of a cold, pregnant women may experience nasal congestion. You can add some table salt to the face wash and rinse with light saline to help pregnant women relieve nasal congestion symptoms. Pregnant women’s physiques are relatively weak. Therefore, do not stay in places with high traffic for a long time. If you want to go to places with high traffic, pregnant women should wear clean masks to prevent infection.

In view of the cold problem, pregnant women are not recommended to take medicine clinically. As long as the pregnant woman adjusts their daily life and diet structure, the cold problem will not have a great impact on pregnant women. If the pregnant woman has a serious cold, it is recommended to go to the hospital for treatment in time. In short, everything must follow the doctor’s advice, never take drugs without authorization, to avoid the harm of contraindication drugs to the fetus or the mother.