Full if a cold...what to take???

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  1. Amy0801

    Amy0801 Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies
    I am 5 weeks pregnant and full of a cold..I have been using a vicks nasal stick but I am really struggling with a headache and a blocked nose at night. I have taken a few paracetamol which helps but I suffer a lot with sinusitis and I am worried if I can't shift the cold it will get worse and im not sure if you can take antibiotics when your pregnant. Can anyone recommend anything??
    Thanks x
     
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  2. KeelyT90

    KeelyT90 Well-Known Member

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    Try a forehead stick. I think those are great for headaches. Otherwise its the traditional, head over a bowl of hot water under a towel & hot vimtos with paracetamol if absolutely necessary. Do not take cold & flu capsules as they contain caffeine.
     
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    I'm absolutely not trying to scare anyone, this is just a recent animal study that found that female rats were born will less eggs if their mothers took paracetamol in pregnancy... there are lots of 'may's & 'could's as they haven't studied this in humans I don't think, but it was all over the press in Jan this year;

    https://www.mrc.ac.uk/news/browse/study-finds-paracetamol-use-in-pregnancy-can-cut-female-fertility/

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12124715/Paracetamol-use-in-pregnancy-may-harm-fertility-of-daughters.html

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/using-paracetamol-during-pregnancy-could-affect-fertility-in-girls-study-suggests-a6836796.html
     
    #3 Birdie, Apr 4, 2016
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