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What causes congestion in pregnancy?

What causes congestion in pregnancy?

Swollen blood vessel: Fluid volume in the body increases during pregnancy and blood vessels enlarge to accomadate this. Veins and capillaries will swell as well and if these are in the nasal passages, they can lead to a feeling of stuffiness. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What to take for sinus congestion during pregnancy?

What to take for sinus congestion during pregnancy?

Pregnancy Sinus: Your placenta creates many hormones that cause blood vessels to expand; therefore, most women develop nasal and sinus congestion as your pregnancy moves toward the 3rd trimester. The placenta grows substantially to support your unborn child. Most medications cross the placenta and reach your unborn child -- therefore, most medications are no recommended. Try saline nasal flushes and sudafed. ...Read more

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Tylenol (acetaminophen) severe congestion and pain relief, can I take for pregnancy?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) severe congestion and pain relief, can I take for pregnancy?

Do you mean.....: Can you take during pregnancy ? If this is your question, the answer is yes. ...Read more

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What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad.Cough, and chest congestion?

What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad.Cough, and chest congestion?

Depends on trimester: During 1st trimester always bet to avoid meds. Later on tylenol (acetaminophen) is okay and technically speaking an opioid antitussive should be okay. Discuss with OB before taking any new meds. Avoid all nsaids. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of women that suffer from nasal congestion during pregnancy?What is safe to take?Any thing at home i can do to help?

What is the percentage of women that suffer from nasal congestion during pregnancy?What is safe to take?Any thing at home i can do to help?

Very Common: Nasal congestion is very common in pregnancy. Antihistamines, cromolyn sodium, beclomethasone are a few medications that have been studied and not shown to definitely cause harm to the fetus. However, the medications must be used with caution and weighed against risk to the fetus. Here is a good article to review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16048356. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing some random chest congestion in my first trimester - no other cold like symptoms. Is this pregnancy related at all?

I'm experiencing some random chest congestion in my first trimester - no other cold like symptoms.  Is this pregnancy related at all?

Chest Congestion: Chest discomfort occurs in mostly late 2nd to 3rd TM. You may have common cold. Try gargles and steam inhalation. If no improvement, see doc. ...Read more

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I've been having plegm and nasal congestion for two weeks by now.. Havent tried any medicine yet coz am afraid it might affect my pregnancy..

I've been having plegm and nasal congestion for two weeks by now.. Havent tried any medicine yet coz am afraid it might affect my pregnancy..

Homeopathy: If you are afraid of using pharmacologic agents, there are alternatives. If you live near the sea, take walks ski g the beach, where the surf is active, and the salt air will clear up the congestion. Otherwise, use nasal rinse to wash inside your nose. Mix salt and warm water to have a slight salt taste. Rinse both nare daily. Otherwise get a netty pot. ...Read more

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Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

No: In first and 2nd trimester no medicine is safe better not even in 3rd trimester. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more