Most women experience malaise during pregnancy. This is because their body is weakened, immunity is lowered and needs good support. It is in this state that a woman is most susceptible to various diseases, for example, bronchitis.
Bronchitis at the initial stage almost does not differ from catarrhal diseases. The woman feels weakness, discomfort, nervousness, there comes a general malaise, the temperature rises and coughing begins. Gradually, coughing starts to increase, and dry cough is replaced by infrequent expectoration of purulent mucus( sputum).Almost immediately begins to prick behind the sternum and with coughing there are pains and spasms.
In such situations it is just necessary to go to the doctor as soon as possible, but if this is not possible at the moment, then you can try to support your body for a while( before taking a specialist).
How to treat bronchitis during pregnancy?
First of all, it is necessary to alleviate the condition as a whole, that is,
Accelerating the expectoration process will help funds that can enhance the secretion of phlegm. It can be various medicines( thermopsis or ipecacuanas), the use of which is allowed absolutely at any time of pregnancy. However, before using them, it is better to consult a specialist. You can be steamed over steamed boiled potatoes or perform inhalations based on camphor oil and medicinal plants( thyme or mint).
If viscous sputum appears when expectorating, which goes badly from the body, and pains occur, it is necessary to take additional medications, namely bromhexine or mucaltin. On the health of the baby they do not have a negative effect. Take them only in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturer and the doctor.
In the most severe cases, you can use antibiotics( amoxicillin or penicillin), but only under the supervision of a doctor.
Bronchitis at the initial stage of development can be treated with cans or mustard plasters. You can use alcohol rubbing and warming.