Pregnant women often face with many hormonal changes in the body, reducing the immune system. Therefore, they are prone to bacteria or virus infection from the environment around, causing cough. In addition, sudden weather changes also make the risk of cough increase. If not taken care properly, it can lead to respiratory tract infection, affecting mothers and fetal health. Therefore, mothers should apply following methods to treat cough safely and effectively.
- Turmeric powder and salt
You take a half cup of hot water and add a small amount of salt with a half of teaspoon of turmeric powder. Stir and drink once a day. This is an effective way to protect throat from getting sore. Besides, if you have a sore throat caused by coughing, you can mix a tablespoon of turmeric into a glass of milk and boil it up. Also, drinking the mixture in the morning and evening will reduce cough and sore throat quickly.
You take a cup of warm tea and add a little honey with some slices of lemon to drink, you will feel immediately comfortable. In addition, you can also mix honey with lemon juice, add a little minced ginger and cinnamon to warm the throat, your cough will be reduced effectively.
Mix a tablespoon of honey in a glass of grape juice and drink 3 to 4 times a day, it will help relieve dry cough quickly.
Put orange peel in a small cup with licorice, then, add about 3 tablespoons of honey. After that, steam this mixture and drink during the day, while drinking, you can mix with warm boiled water for easier swallowing.
Peel the peer and cut into small pieces, mix they with sugar and steam. Eating the mixture helps reduce continuous cough in pregnant women.
Due to high antimicrobial, blueberry is also considered as an effective method to treat cough. Just extract the juice, add a little sugar and warm water, mothers already have a delicious cup of blueberry juice to stop coughing.
Squeeze 4 to 5 cloves of garlic, then mix it with honey, and steam the mixture until you feel the acrid smell of garlic. Let it cool and drink twice to 3 times / day for 1 to 2 tablespoon. Honey when steamed with garlic will increase the natural antibiotic, reducing sore throat and increasing body resistance. In addition, pregnant women can also drink warm water mixed with honey to treat coughs.