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A 32-year-old female asked:

I am pregnant and took my otc zyrtec this morning. now my nose is stopped up, is it safe to go ahead and take a dose of benadryl (diphenhydramine) @ 8p?

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Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Yes but: Neither Zyrtec nor Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are expected to help for a stopped up nose. Runny nose, yes. There are other options that are also relatively safe to take during pregnancy. Nasal saline is a non-medicine option that has helped many.
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