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How can I manage nasal stuffiness during pregnancy?

How can I manage nasal stuffiness during pregnancy?

Saline Nasal Spary: The safest thing to use is saline nasal spray. You can also use some afrin nasal spray for short periods without any issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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How to deal with rhinitis during pregnancy?

How to deal with rhinitis during pregnancy?

Grttin' Nosey, huh?: Depends on what kind of rhinitis. Acute or chronic? Viral? Bacterial? Allergic? Irritative (like from irritating vapors, chemicals or smoking,etc)?Let's assume it's a garden variety stuffy runny nose. In that case local nasal sprays won't pose a proble (like Afrin decongestant spray).There are others,but usually require a prescription. If it's any more serious than this, you should ask your OB doc ...Read more

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How can I treat severe allergies during pregnancy?

How can I treat severe allergies during pregnancy?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): Is class B and safe to use during pregnancy, I would discuss with your Ob/gyn however before starting. ...Read more

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How to deal with allergies during pregnancy?

How to deal with allergies during pregnancy?

Pregnancy category: Check any medications with your OB/Gyn and Allergist. In general the pregnancy category is a rating system to stratify the risk of a medication. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is pregnancy category B and thought of as safe. ...Read more

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I don't understand how a steroid spray can help chronic rhinitus when those sprays thin the lining and can cause bleeding. How?

I don't understand how a steroid spray can help chronic rhinitus when those sprays thin the lining and can cause bleeding. How?

Effect vs side effx: The steroid helps quiet the immune / inflammatory response in the sinuses from the irritants and bacteria present. There is a risk of mucosal thinning and subsequent bleeding, but not everyone gets that. It can sometimes be mitigated by using saline nasal spray intermittently as well. Risks far less than oral / systemic steroids. ...Read more

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What can I drink for sinus headache and nasal drip during pregnancy?

What can I drink for sinus headache and nasal drip during pregnancy?

Many option: You may want to start with a saline nasal spray to see if your symptoms improve. If not, you can try tylenol (acetaminophen). Do not take a decongestant like sudafed unless you speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I manage my headaches during pregnancy?

How can I manage my headaches during pregnancy?

Many things: Avoid caffeine, eat/sleep at regular times, minimize stress. If headache persists, you may take tylenol (acetaminophen) for symptomatic management. If headache persists despite sleep/medications, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I manage my asthma and allergies while i'm pregnant?

How can I manage my asthma and allergies while i'm pregnant?

Multiple ways: Asthma during pregnancy: 30% of paitents worsen, 30% stay the same, and 30% improve. Treat and manage your asthma the same as if you weren't pregnant. Try to avoid allergens and triggers for allergies and asthma. Using a peak flow meter may help you to gauge teh severity of your symptoms. You should definitely get the flu shot during flu season. Many meds are safe to use--just consult your ob. ...Read more

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How to deal with severe cough during pregnancy?

How to deal with severe cough during pregnancy?

Depends: Coughing associated with uncomplicated upper respiratory infection can be treated with Codeine based cough suppressants. If however, it becomes a productive cough or associated with a fever or shortness of breath, you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I help post-nasal drip in babies?

How can I help post-nasal drip in babies?

Depends on the age: Babies who are younger than two years old generally are treated with nasal saline sprays because they are safest for the younger age group. In older children (over 2), nasal anti inflammatory sprays like Nasonex (mometasone) may be used. Sometimes these sprays are used off label for younger children as young as one year old. ...Read more

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How can you prevent better atrophy of nasal membrane during winter and spring time? I have nasal oil, Montelukast and prednisone. Congestion of nose.

How can you prevent better atrophy of nasal membrane during winter and spring time? I have nasal oil, Montelukast and prednisone. Congestion of nose.

DO NOT: use a steroid spray since this is the MAJOR cause of nasal membrane atrophy. The nasal oil is OK as is Montelukast. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I relieve diarrhea during pregnancy?

How can I relieve diarrhea during pregnancy?

Bland diet: Go on a bland diet. Avoid greasy and fried foods. Stay away from milk andmilk products. Avoid juices and you should improve in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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How can I manage headaches in pregnancy?

How can I manage headaches in pregnancy?

Caffeine: Headaches in the early part of the pregnancy are quite common and probably due to hormonal changes. Caffeine works well. Headaches that are getting progressively worse or any new headaches in the third trimester should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you cure pain and dryness during sex?

How can you cure pain and dryness during sex?

Lots of options: For immediate relief of dryness, try astroglide or pjur, both are available without a prescription. Then find the cause. Could be low hormones, infection, too rough. Too long, vagina too small, penis too big, bad technique, not enough foreplay, and many other things. There is no need to suffer, ask your doctor for help, this kind of problem should be evaluated. ...Read more

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