Bronchitis during pregnancy
The highest risk of getting a virus into the body of a pregnant woman appears in the fall or spring, especially when the weather conditions are unstable. As a result of hypothermia, bronchitis occurs.
Bronchitis during pregnancy is of several kinds. Pregnant women are most often diagnosed with primary bronchitis. Primary bronchitis, as a rule, manifests itself in the autumn or spring, because of a long stay in the street in windy wet weather or in case of hypothermia for some other reason. During pregnancy, immunity is reduced, which makes the body even more at risk of disease. Less common are secondary bronchitis caused by complications caused by infectious diseases. Allergic reactions of the respiratory tract can also lead to the development of bronchitis.
Symptoms of the disease are the same for all. The first signs of bronchitis during pregnancy are a runny nose, coughing, pain in the chest area. Gradually, the cough intensifies, sputum may appear. Pregnant women may have general weakness. Breathing occurs with a whistle. All these symptoms are easily detected with proper medical examination. The average duration of the disease is about half a month.
If the treatment was timely andCorrectly, then bronchitis can not threaten anything either the mother or the child. But the treatment is necessary, because the consequences of the disease can be unpleasant. Not only that with bronchitis there is a painful cough and difficulty in breathing, it presents a potential danger to the fetus. If the disease does not stop in time, it can go into a severe form, which increases the risk of intrauterine infection of the baby. Also, as in the case of bronchitis, as indicated above, breathing is difficult, the body is not supplied with oxygen well enough, which can lead to the appearance of hypoxia in the fetus, and due to the fact that the abdominal muscles contract during constant cough, uterine bleeding may occur. This is why when you suspect a bronchitis, you should immediately consult a doctor and begin treatment.
First of all, pregnant, sick with bronchitis,You need a warm drink, as much as possible. It can be warm milk with honey and butter, tea with honey and lemon or raspberries, decoctions of thyme and coltsfoot. In the fight against the disease will help onions, apples and garlic, containing many vitamins. If the cough is dry and there is no expectoration of the sputum, the treating specialist can prescribe mucolytic and expectorant drugs such as mucoltin, bromhexine, inhalations with essential oils of thyme, camphor, thyme, a mixture of thermopsis. Well, local heating can help with bronchitis by applying cans and mustard plasters. In some cases, some antibiotics are prescribed - if there is a risk of infection of the fetus. Such antibiotics are cephalosporins, penicillin, amoxicillin. The possibility of using an antibiotic, as well as the dosage is determined by the doctor individually. It is strictly forbidden to take antibiotics without consulting with a doctor!
There are not so few recipes of folk medicine,Which can help in curing this disease. It can be a powder of althea root, a tincture of garlic, etc. These funds are the safest, but you should not replace them with traditional treatment and consulting with a doctor.