What can I do for the flu while pregnant?

I am a 24 weeks pregnant and was told at the hospital that I might have a viral infection and if it was bacterial than they can’t give me antibiotics anyway. I have had a fever of 102.5, chills, sweats, body aches, extreme fatigue, fast heart rate, an on going cough for a while, a whole bunch of thick mucus in my throat and used a Neti pot and some greenish yellow stuff came out, severe dry skin on face and hands, etc. My husband says it’s the flu. What can I do for the flu while pregnant?

Christina Mcdermott
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Tery Salazar
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Yes, this^

Lisa Kaiser 3 years

This stuff is great!

Brooke Oneal 3 years

If the Osc doesnt work, another homeopathic remedy will!

Kristen Gutierrez 3 years

Can pregnant women take this?

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Christina Mcdermott yes

Kristen Gutierrez 3 years
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they have stuff for all your ailments too - coughing- runny nose- aches & pain - it;s all natural - it helps your body heal - our bodies are amazing healing machines - it just needs a little help once in a while

Tery Salazar
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Thank u for telling me about this!!!

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Lots of fluids and up your vitamin c

Rebecca Reyna
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How much vitamin c do u think I need to take?

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Christina Mcdermott when I was pregnant and breastfeeding I did 1000 3x a day @mamaof 6

Rebecca Reyna 3 years

But flush as much water as you can it helps a ton and don't drink dairy, carbs or eggs while sick

Rebecca Reyna 3 years

Feeds the bugs

Rebecca Reyna 3 years

Do u mean don’t drink carbs?

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Antibiotics doesn't treat the flu anyways

Rebecca Reyna
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They were talking about if I had a bacteria infection than they couldn’t give me antibiotics anyways

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Christina Mcdermott if you did yes they could never heard of that. I've had to go on antibiotics for bad urinary tract infections while pregnant. Mine was bad... Js if you had pneumonia or strep they would prescribe

Rebecca Reyna 3 years

I just had strep throat and was on amoxicillin... I’m 6 months pregnant... I think in certain cases yes, they will prescribe. But for viral infection they are right, there isn’t anything they can give you. Eat some garlic and local raw honey, up vitamin c and wait till it’s over.

Amy Elliott 3 years

They were talking about if I had a bacterial infection. I was also on antibiotics while pregnant for a urinary tract infection

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Vitaminc. Your skin is dry because you’re dehydrated from the infection. Water constantly. Magnesium and or trace minerals. Golden milk with ginger and turmeric and black pepper. Raw garlic if you can stomach it. Chop a couple cloves up and swallow them like pills.

Being pregnant and sick is the worst. Rest as much as you can but keep on the fluids.

Hope you feel better. It won’t last forever!

Sonni Jacobson
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Ok thanks:) Magnesium makes my blood pressure low and what does trace minerals do?

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Trace minerals give you energy I'm on a parasite detox for my autoimmune and I'm drained I'm on standard process trace minerals 3 pills a day to up my fatigue

Rebecca Reyna 3 years

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Rebecca Reyna 3 years

Christina Mcdermott we have sample bottles of tracs minerals at the shoppe along with tons if info on it. We carry a liquid form.

Krystal Alford 3 years

Trace minerals have many many functions in your body essentially they are the function part of your body. What form of magnesium drops your BP levels?

Sonni Jacobson 3 years
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Onion poultice

Cricket Freeman
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rest as much as you can and eat lots of chicken soup and vit c

Jessica Mason
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How much vitamin C do u recommend?

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

If it were me I would take 500mg which is the adult dose for the gummies I take. And I would add in drinking pineapple juice for extra vit c.

Jessica Mason 3 years

Your body needs ALOT more vitamin C while actively fighting an illness. What form of C do you have?

Krystal Alford 3 years

I don’t know. I have a Walgreens brand. One of the ingredients says absorbic acid

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Elderberry syrop, home made chicken noodle soup

Anna Wesley
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Thanks!!! I was told that Adult Elderberry syrup is not good for pregnant women bc of the alcohol content

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Christina Mcdermott I think it would depend on the specific elderberry syrup. I have used elderberry every pregnancy

Erica Vernon 3 years

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Erica Vernon 3 years

You can also make your own too.

Erica Vernon 3 years

This^

Lisa Kaiser 3 years
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Lots of oranges and rest! Stay in bed and rest for at least 3 days with lots of fluids like self pressed citrus juices, water, tea and honey and broth with garlic and veggies maybe little rice. With the flue you also have severe body aches, it could just be a bad cold. But same treatment. Eat light, drink a lot!

Gisela Oakley
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What does citrus juices do?

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

And keep using the neti pot, gets the germs out!

Gisela Oakley
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The only real danger is your core body temperature. You have got to take tepid baths cold ad you can stand. Keep doing the other. But a sustained raised temp can cause harm. Don't worry were talking days of 103.

Billie Shearer
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Tylenol wet socks compresses.
Do everything else vitamin c neti pot support your immune system. You 2 will be alright. Stress will compromise your immune system.

Billie Shearer
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What will sock compresses do?

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

hot shower lots of rest and water for nausea a heated pad and ginger would work good a warm coth for fever lots of vitamins and minerals like gateraid would help what you what you lost crakers and toast would be good to eat and wouldnt make you more sick tyleol is safe if you need it durnign pregancy if nothing else works go with natual if you can hope you get better

Katie Mcconnell
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Before, during, and after, Very important to take VitD3

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Jan Crump
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Hi christina. That you’re condition improves speedily however. I know the importance of drinking water and people in general do not appreciate how important it is. I would recommend you drink a min of at least half your body weight in fluid oz each day or a min of 8-10 glasses. If you know of anyone with a water ioniser then drink 9pH alkaline water that is rich in antioxidants. Next up is taking an all natural very nutritional food resource. I highly recommend Col6. It does not come more natural and safer to take. It will build up, rebalance and protect your immunity. I am sure you are genuine, t looking for the right supplement therefkr please don’t hesitate to reach out to me for the medical back up report that I can provide on a PDF. Also if interested, you could request express delivery with my office in Utah and poss have the product deliv tomorrow. Blessings.

Alvan Ali
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Thank u!!!

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Lots of fluids, chicken soup, elderberry, osculillium, pineapple juice for cough.. Other things that work, check with doctor first pulsatilla for sinuses, thyme tincture for immune support, mullein tea for lung support..

Lisa Kaiser
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I’m not so sure my pharmaceutical doctor knows about stuff like this.

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

You can do a thousand mg of vitamin C every hour until your bowels become loose. Vitamin C is good for baby. Also small amounts of colloidal silver also kids Elderberry not adult because of the alcohol content

Sara Oneil
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I have a friend that talked to a naturopath that I have been to before that is in my area and she said that he said that sterling silver can terminate the baby bc it can see the baby as a foreign object.

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Boost your immune system.
Probiotics
Lots of Garlic in you diet
Vit C
Bone Broth
Ginger Tea with Raw Honey

Erin Fournier
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Great suggestions
High doses of vitamin c (camu)
Elderberry syrup
Bone broth
Oscilloccinum
Probiotics good ones

Brooke Oneal
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How much vitamin C would u recommend?

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Lots of fluids to keep you hydrated.

Tami Silva
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You didn't have the flu shot did you!!!!????

Dianna Carrillo
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Yes. It wasn’t planned. I went to the doctors office and was told that I was getting it. I’m not good at making quick decisions and figured they knew best. I do not want the flu shot anymore

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

There's your answer

Dianna Carrillo 3 years

Sadly

Dianna Carrillo 3 years

Can she use Oregano and Vit C... Anyone have an opinion?

Sally Hobson
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Not oregano oil. Not recommended for pregnancy

Sonni Jacobson 3 years

Thanks for letting me know:)

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

sally thanks for bringing that up:)

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Black garlic tabs xxxx

Norma Villa
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Is garlic just an antibiotic?

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Lots of fluids and detox bath! But make sure it's safe while pregnant, feel better!

Rachell Mckee
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It is:) Epsom salt bath is. Thanks:)

Christina Mcdermott 3 years

Do many of the suggestions given here that will strengthen your immune system especially vitaminC. Might check your Vit D levels and add Magnesium to diet. Take a look at food sensitivities that my be showing up with hormonal changes. When the immune system is weakened there is always a gut connection. Raw fermented foods and a high quality probiotic with minimum 50 bio cultures

Richard Mercado
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Magnesium citrate that I used made my blood pressure drop. I forgot about the immune system being connected to the gut. Thanks for telling me:)

Christina Mcdermott
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