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7 home remedies for cough during pregnancy: Natural ways to find relief

Updated On Mar 15, 2023 04:21 PM IST
  • Check out our list of home remedies for cough during pregnancy that can provide relief without any risk of harm to the baby.
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Pregnancy is a delicate period for any woman, and the common cold or cough can cause discomfort and sleepless nights. While many over-the-counter cough medicines are available, pregnant women are often concerned about the effects of these drugs on their baby's health. Fortunately, many natural remedies offer respite from coughing without any adverse effects. Here are seven home remedies for cough during pregnancy that can provide relief without any risk of harm to the baby. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 04:21 PM IST

Pregnancy is a delicate period for any woman, and the common cold or cough can cause discomfort and sleepless nights. While many over-the-counter cough medicines are available, pregnant women are often concerned about the effects of these drugs on their baby's health. Fortunately, many natural remedies offer respite from coughing without any adverse effects. Here are seven home remedies for cough during pregnancy that can provide relief without any risk of harm to the baby. (Pexels)

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Honey: Honey is a natural cough suppressant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Mixing a tablespoon of honey with warm water or tea can soothe a sore throat and reduce coughing. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Honey: Honey is a natural cough suppressant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Mixing a tablespoon of honey with warm water or tea can soothe a sore throat and reduce coughing. (Unsplash)

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Saltwater gargles: Saltwater has antimicrobial properties that can reduce inflammation and soothe a sore throat. Gargling with warm salt water can help break up mucus and reduce coughing. (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Saltwater gargles: Saltwater has antimicrobial properties that can reduce inflammation and soothe a sore throat. Gargling with warm salt water can help break up mucus and reduce coughing. (Pixabay)

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Steam inhalation: Inhaling steam can moisten and loosen mucus, making it easier to cough up. Adding eucalyptus oil to the water may provide further relief. (gettyimages) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Steam inhalation: Inhaling steam can moisten and loosen mucus, making it easier to cough up. Adding eucalyptus oil to the water may provide further relief. (gettyimages)

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Ginger tea: Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce coughing. Drinking ginger tea with honey can ease sore throats and provide relief from coughs. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Ginger tea: Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce coughing. Drinking ginger tea with honey can ease sore throats and provide relief from coughs. (Unsplash)

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Chicken soup: Chicken soup has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce coughing by reducing inflammation in the throat and airways.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Chicken soup: Chicken soup has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce coughing by reducing inflammation in the throat and airways. 

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Vitamin C: Vitamin C boosts the immune system and can help fight off infections that cause coughing. Eating vitamin C-rich foods or taking a supplement can help ease coughs during pregnancy. (freepik ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Vitamin C: Vitamin C boosts the immune system and can help fight off infections that cause coughing. Eating vitamin C-rich foods or taking a supplement can help ease coughs during pregnancy. (freepik )

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Rest: Resting allows the body to focus on healing and can reduce the severity of coughing. It's important to maintain proper sleep hygiene and take breaks throughout the day to reduce fatigue. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rest: Resting allows the body to focus on healing and can reduce the severity of coughing. It's important to maintain proper sleep hygiene and take breaks throughout the day to reduce fatigue. (Pexels)

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In conclusion, coughing during pregnancy can be challenging, but natural remedies can provide relief without any risk to the baby. Staying hydrated, avoiding irritants, and keeping a healthy lifestyle can also help prevent coughs in the first place. However, if the coughing persists, it is essential to seek medical advice from a healthcare provider. (Photo by Ivan Samkov Ivan Samkov on Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 04:21 PM IST

In conclusion, coughing during pregnancy can be challenging, but natural remedies can provide relief without any risk to the baby. Staying hydrated, avoiding irritants, and keeping a healthy lifestyle can also help prevent coughs in the first place. However, if the coughing persists, it is essential to seek medical advice from a healthcare provider. (Photo by Ivan Samkov Ivan Samkov on Pexels)

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