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A 28-year-old female asked:

14 weeks pregnant bad allergies & congestion. nothing works please help i am not sleeping cause i get dry mouth so bad & can't breathe through nose?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Allergies: You may take third generation antihistamines like allegra, Claritin or zyrtec, twice a day if necessary. Sleep with several pillows and a vaporizer and use saline nose drops several times a day. You can also try a non-steroidal nasal spray like astelin.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
You need to see your doctor. Antihistamine alone would not reduce the congestion and thus a decongestant may help. There is also a condition known as vasomotor rhinitis of pregnancy- with nasal congestion occurring only during pregnancy believed to be hormone-related. Consult your doctor or an allergist.
Sep 25, 2013

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