A 26-year-old female asked:
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What can a pregnant women take for nasal congestion during pregnancy? I am very congested to the point where I can't sleep well at night.

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Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Hypertonic saline : Isotonic saline rinses the nose, but hypertonic will decongest. If you buy an applicator, make your own saline with 3/4 tsp table salt in 8 oz tap water. If you're on a well or are unsure of your water supply, boil the water for 20 min and cool to room temperature. Some people like to add 1/2 tsp baking soda. If severe, talk with your allergist about the risks and benefits of nasal steroids.
Answered on Dec 28, 2016
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