Under the Weather? Here's How to Treat a Cold or Flu During Pregnancy

Getting a cold or flu is always a downer, but it can be even harder when you're pregnant and your go-to meds are off-limits. Here's how to treat your illness safely -- and feel better fast (18 Photos)

Patty Onderko on Nov 1, 2013 at 9:59AM

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Under the Weather? Here's How to Treat a Cold or Flu During Pregnancy

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Sip and Soothe

To ease an achy throat, sip on a cup of decaf tea (or even just plain hot water) with lemon and honey, recommends Dr. Greenfield. Great -- and safe -- tea choices: ginger, chamomile, lemon and decaffeinated green. Decaf teas help keep you hydrated, warm liquids soothe a sore throat and the steam can help clear sinuses, making it easier to breathe.

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