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How Can I Manage Nasal Stuffiness During Pregnancy
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm 5 months pregnant and have terrible ear congestion and sinus pressure due to allergies and pregnancy. What can I take? Tried nasacort, (triamcinolone) made sleepy
How can you prevent better atrophy of nasal membrane during winter and spring time? I have nasal oil, Montelukast and prednisone. Congestion of nose.
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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