When you’re pregnant, you may be feeling all sorts of new aches and pains, and you may be tempted to reach for any over-the-counter remedy you can find. It’s important, however, to understand how different medications can affect your baby, particularly when it comes to medications like Nyquil. With its combination of dextromethorphan, acetaminophen, doxylamine, and more, Nyquil can be a powerful medicine – but is it safe for pregnant women? In this blog post, we’ll discuss the potential risks and benefits of taking Nyquil while pregnant, and when it may be safe to do so.
How can you treat a cold or flu during pregnancy safely?
1. Stay Hydrated
Nothing beats drinking a lot of clear liquids to help your body rid itself of cold and flu germs. Drink eight to twelve cups of water each day as a goal.
If you have a stuffy nose and don’t have a facial steamer or hot-mist vaporizer, running your shower on hot for a few minutes will thin out your mucus enough to allow it to drain from your nose.
3. Gargle With Salt
While it doesn’t taste great and it may sound disgusting, gargling with a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water can help clear phlegm and germs while also soothing a sore throat.
4. Sip Honey Lemon Tea
Add fresh lemon juice and honey to hot water or your preferred herbal tea (make sure it’s safe for pregnant women) instead of gargling with salty water to help soothe a sore throat. The vitamin C and antibacterial properties of these ingredients work together to help fight off germs.
5. Alternate Hot and Cold Compresses
Alternating between hot and cold compresses will help reduce swelling and stop you from shivering, regardless of whether your sinuses are causing pain and swelling in your face or you have the chills. A simple washcloth or a hot or cold pack will work.
Get as much sleep as you can if you can so that your immune system can start working to fight off germs. In fact, the immune system creates infection-fighting antibodies and proteins while we sleep, hastening our recovery.
NyQuil is a brand name cold and flu remedy. It comes in a variety of over-the-counter formulations to treat aches and pains, runny noses, and coughs.
While some formulations of NyQuil during pregnancy are safe, others contain an ingredient that has been associated with a higher rate of birth defects.
Here, we’ll look at the reasons why. But don’t worry, we’ve also discovered some substitute methods to relieve your headache, clear your sinuses, and help you get some rest.
The wide range of strengths and ingredients is what draws so many sick people to NyQuil.
However, due to the wide range of options, it is best to consult a physician before using any cold and flu medications to ensure
Nyquil Cold and Flu
Nyquil should not be taken at all in its liquid forms. However, this medication can be taken in moderation in its Nyquil Liquicaps form. It can help with common symptoms of the cold and flu: sore throat, minor aches and pains, fever, headache, cough, sneezing, and runny nose.
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