Q. What is the reason for dry cough during pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Aafiya Almas
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A

Hello doctor,

I am a 27-year-old female, and I am pregnant. I have a severe dry cough for the past four weeks. At night it gets worst and hard for me to breathe. What can be the cause?

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Dr. Aafiya Almas

Family Physician General Practitioner


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Well, there is nothing to worry about dry cough during pregnancy because it is a normal. There are various causes for dry cough during pregnancy like allergies, asthma, bronchospasm, rhinitis of pregnancy, heartburn, or weakened immune system. Well, you can soothe your dry cough symptoms by drinking plenty of lukewarm water. While you go to bed, try to sleep in an elevated position by elevating your head by pillows. Also, you can go for honey. Take orange juice as it will boost your immune system.

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