Treatment of sore throat during pregnancy
During pregnancy, most women experience reduced immunity. This is not surprising, because hormonal changes in the body occur, and the load on all organ systems increases.
The defensive system does not cope. As a result, the future mother has various infectious and viral diseases.
Some of them are accompanied by a sore throat. Unfortunately, it causes its dangerous for the health of the fetus of the disease. Therefore, to treat pain in the throat during pregnancy should be immediately!
But before that you need to figure out what exactly triggered her appearance.
By the way, do not assume that the sore throat is a sign of pregnancy, as sometimes the ladies in an interesting position. Yes, pain syndrome in the larynx can appear even before the delay.
But it arises because of a decrease in immunity and the subsequent development of the disease, which must be quickly eliminated. But the protective functions may well be weakened by the recent conception of the baby.
The causes of pain in the throat during pregnancy are not so many. For example, unpleasant sensations in the area of the tonsils and larynx can provoke mechanical damage.
It happens because of bad chewing food, swallowing large pieces or excessive eating such rough food as popcorn or crackers.
Treatment in this case is not required. In a few days the pain itself will pass. However, the process of recovery can be accelerated.
Why suffer from pain, if you can get rid of it? With mechanical damage, a generous warm drink and gargling with a decoction of chamomile, calendula or sage will help.
Another cause that causes sore throat during pregnancy is an infectious or viral disease. For example, scarlet fever, measles, rubella, pharyngitis or tonsillitis. Treatment of the first three diseases occurs only in the hospital.
The latter two can be cured at home. Therefore, let us dwell on them in more detail.
Pharyngitis – an inflammation of the larynx and tonsils. It can be caused by adenoviruses (including influenza virus, ARVI and herpes), bacteria and fungi. Symptoms of the disease look like this:
- Pershing, tingling, and low-intensity pain in the throat, which increases with swallowing movement;
- The temperature is slightly elevated (maximum 37.5 degrees) or normal;
- Zev is red, but there is no plaque on the tonsils. However, there are exceptions in the chronic form of the disease.
And it is nothing more than an accumulation of pathogenic bacteria and wastes of their vital activity.
For rinsing, you can use a decoction of medicinal herbs or soda-honey solution. Chamomile, calendula or sage buy in the pharmacy and brew in full accordance with the method indicated on the package.
To make the same soda-honey solution, heat a glass of water, add to it a teaspoon of soda and honey (without top), stir well and rinse the throat with a warm solution.
Repeat rinsing should be often - preferably, every hour and a half. To enhance the effect, alternate rinse solutions. For example, first use soda with honey, then broth chamomile, and then marigold and again soda with honey.
Thus, microbes are not accustomed to the treatment option and will not have time to develop their own immunity to rinsing.
If the throat hurts during pregnancy, treatment should be comprehensive and sparing. The main principle of it sounds the same as the basis of the oath of Hippocrates: Do no harm! And to make it easier for you to understand what can not be done in the treatment of a sore throat during pregnancy, here is a list of prohibited methods: