What is a common cold?
Runny nose does not occur by itself. Allocations from the nose signal the beginning of the disease: it can be SARS, influenza, allergies, etc. That is, the common cold is the protective reaction of the organism into which the viruses have fallen, or which are supercooled. Proceeding from the above, the common cold is of several kinds: allergic, viral, vasomotor. In addition, another type of common cold is known, which can never be, for example, in men. This is a rhinitis of pregnant women.
Is the rhinitis dangerous in the first trimester of pregnancy?
Unfortunately, it is dangerous. Especially in the early stages of pregnancy. True, not so much the rhinitis itself, as the disease that caused it. If the runny nose has a viral etiology, then there is a possibility of getting the virus through the blood into the uterus. This, in turn, can lead to spontaneous termination of pregnancy.
In some cases, the runny nose (or rather the cause that caused it) can affect the formation and development of the embryo, which just happens during the first 8 weeks.
In addition, the rhinitis makes breathing difficult, which means that the baby does not get enough oxygen. This is true at any time of pregnancy, but is especially dangerous at an early age.
But do not worry in advance, because if you have a cold, this does not mean that there will be something wrong with the baby. Simply much better, when the pregnant woman is fully informed and knows, what is happening to her and how to act in this or that situation. Tune in to the positive, follow the recommendations below, and everything will be fine.
How to treat a runny nose pregnant?
If in & ldquo; normal & rdquo; a woman can easily cope with a runny nose at home, using common medicines, but now she just needs a doctor's consultation. It is not necessary to attribute this illness to trifling and to engage in self-medication. The doctor will prescribe effective, but sparing drugs, which will help to recover without harm to the future baby.
If the cause of a cold in raising the level of female hormones, then, be calm, it will pass after childbirth. And during pregnancy, you need to diversify your diet with foods that contain vitamin C, and do not forget about the constant humidification of air in the room. Rhinitis of pregnant women does not pose a threat to the formation and development of the fetus.
In the case when the body of a pregnant woman is attacked by viruses, which causes the onset of a cold, it is necessary to act more decisively. In such cases, you simply need to prepare (or buy a ready-made pharmacy) for a nose wash based on sea salt. Make it at home is not difficult: you need to take a teaspoon of salt and a half liter of pure boiled (or distilled) water.
You can also use all of us known from childhood "star", which is necessary to anoint the bridge of the nose and whiskey. But do not overdo it: everything should be in moderation!
Another good proven tool is menthol oil. But not in its pure form! Take a few drops of vegetable oil (this will be the base) and 2-3 drops of menthol (the main ingredient). Mix it. A ready-made mixture can be buried in the nose and, just like an "asterisk", used to lubricate the bridge of the nose, temporal region, forehead and behind the ears.
A simple procedure helps to get rid of a cold and nasal congestion - hot baths for hands. To do this, hands on the elbow must be lowered into hot water. Please note that the feet of a pregnant woman can not be soared in any case!
You can drip raw beet juice into your nose. To do this, take a peeled slice, grate on a fine grater and, with the help of gauze, squeeze out the juice. It is desirable to dilute it with boiled water at the rate of 1: 2 (1 drop of juice to 2 drops of water). You can, of course, not dilute, only you have to be ready for that, that the beet juice burns a little. Do not overdo it so as not to damage the nasal mucosa.
Drink hot tea with lemon and honey. But do not overdo it with honey: although it is useful, but, after all, allergen.
If you have a cold, it is advisable to wear warm socks, attach a warm bag of salt or sand to your nose (you can replace it with a warm boiled egg).
With extreme caution!
Vasoconstrictive drops from the common cold, both in the early and later stages, should be used only if other methods of treatment are ineffective. It is important to strictly follow the dosage and frequency. Even better, use drops intended for children or newborns. But even they need to be used when "already unbearable" and no more than 3 days in a row. It is better to bury your nose before going to bed so that the runny nose does not interfere with your rest.