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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 59 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.
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
Allergy and Immunology 58 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
Last updated Oct 13, 2017

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