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A 31-year-old female asked:

i'm 5 months pregnant and have terrible ear congestion and sinus pressure due to allergies and pregnancy. what can i take? tried nasacort, (triamcinolone) made sleepy

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Steroids not good: Check with your OB/GYN. How about nebulizations? How about drinking lots of water to help with drainage? How about using warm compresses over sinuses and ears?

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