During pregnancy, the immune system is more vulnerable than other periods and, consequently, the risk of developing some diseases is greater. The possibility of getting upper respiratory diseases such as sore throat, flu, colds and flu is more prevalent during pregnancy. To control the sore throat during this period, it is necessary to treat the problem at the initial stage. Natural and herbal products can be used for sore throat since pregnancy is not a suitable period for drug use.
How is drug treatment for sore throat in pregnancy?
If sore throat is caused by influenza, there is no specific drug treatment since it is a source of virus. Antibiotic treatment does not give any effect to pain-causing viruses in the throat. Antibiotic therapy is used for problems caused by bacteria. Antibiotics that are used unnecessarily may not correct the disease and may cause more serious problems. Vitamin supplements, fluid consumption and plenty of rest are recommended especially to control these problems during pregnancy period. For a simple analgesic and antibiotic that can be used, it is absolutely necessary to consult a doctor. In this period, antibiotic treatment can be applied under the advice and supervision of a doctor if any bacterial infection such as sinusitis, pneumonia is mentioned.
If a sore throat is not too severe, a cup of non-hot tea may be good for pain. Tea can be drunk with some honey and lemon. In this way, the pain will rise more quickly. Mothers who do not want to drink tea in order to survive the sleeping problem may drink by adding a few drops of lemon and 1 teaspoon honey into warm water. It is good for light sore throat like tea.