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Homeopathic Cold Remedies During Pregnancy
When you become pregnant there are many body changes that occur that are beyond just the growth of the baby. Your body reacts completely differently in many situations and you are suddenly limited as to the types of products that you can take. Today’s mother to be consults with pediatricians as well as the internet on the safest approach in any situation. One of the biggest fears of the future Mom is how to deal with a cold or flu safely. Thankfully, there is some good news regarding homeopathic cold remedies during pregnancy.
Homeopathic products are more natural approaches, using natural products. They are governed by the FDA via US Homeopathic Pharmacopeia. The alternative approach is to use a gentle combination of organic and inorganic substances to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. An increased intake of Vitamin C as well as adding raw garlic to the diet has shown beneficial results. Garlic is a natural antibiotic and reduces cholesterol. Zinc currently has a questionable result level when used by pregnant women and, is probably not the best additive. Echinacea taken when the first symptoms occur and then during the cold cycle has been shown to reduce both the symptoms and the duration of the cold itself.
One of the things you have to understand is the changes within the actual mucus membrane areas during pregnancy. The mucus membranes actually thicken and when you get a cold, it makes the nasal problems even worse. A saline or salt nasal spray can help to reduce the swelling and relieve the mucus build up. Another one of the common sense homeopathic cold remedies during pregnancy is to make sure your environment has moisture. Humidity in the air helps the nasal passages. Since bacteria and viruses reproduce in dry air, this will help to eliminate additional ailments and ease the nasal problems. Our own mother’s were right when they told us bed rest, lots of fluids and even chicken soup. Chicken soup has been found to act as both an anti-inflammatory and speeds up the movement of mucus in the membranes.
A homeopathic product that has experienced an excellent level of success is Reme-Flu. The unique design of the natural ingredients approach treatment in a two fold manner. The first approach is in pill form and is a combination of five homeopathic medicines that treat cold and flu symptoms. The second approach is in fluid form and addresses the respiratory area. The proprietary design accelerates absorption in the cells and therefore works faster and more efficiently. Standard vaccines and medications must attack a different bacteria or virus every year, as they mutate. Homeopathic approaches direct the healing for the body itself, no matter what mutated form of bacteria or virus may exist. There are no known side effects or dependencies with this product.
Before adding anything to your diet or medication regiment, always consult with your primary physician. When adding any homeopathic product always purchase from a high quality health food store, as not all products contain a large percentage of the active ingredient. Cheaper versions may even be manufactured outside of the United States and have lesser quality manufacturing requirements.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Pregnancy Health Care17 May 2010|