The problem is this horrible cough I have developed. It keeps me (& DH) at night and is so persistent that my throat now feels completely raw. I saw a GP yesterday (my shared care GP is on holidays) and we have a plan for medication. (I also had a swab done for parapertussis as family members had it recently and we saw them once there were apparently past the contagious period. I've had the pertussis (whopping cough) adult booster shot but this unfortunately cannot cover parapertussis).
I'm wondering if you guys can suggest any pregnancy-friendly natural remedies to soothe my throat? So far I've been gargling salt water, having hot drinks of lemon, honey & ginger, teaspoons of honey, lemonade ice blocks, Strepsils etc. These provide relief for a short while.
Is there anything else I can be trying?
My ribs are getting so sore from the coughing, DHs sleep is disrupted by this along with his back pain, I'm exhausted and now feeling miserable.
Edited to fix iPhone typos
Edited by WhimsicalDragonfly, 03 January 2013 - 08:19 AM.