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Is It Safe To Use Nasal Spray While Pregnant
Yes with caution: No evidence of significant risk to baby if used as directed. Nasal spray decongestants are very habit forming. A phenomenon called the rebound effect causes the blood vessels that shrink with use to rebound larger with more congestion and they do it in shorter and shorter time periods. If you must use it use it only 1 or 2 times a day and never for more than 3 days in a row. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
13wks pregnt nose extremly conjested. Cant breath at day but specialy night. What teas can i drik to help? Or wht nasal spray? Saltine NT wrkin. Help
No: If you are talking about an over the counter nasal spray such as Neo-Synephrine or afrin, then the use of these nasal sprays is harmful and can lead to rhinitis medicamentosa, an entity that causes permanent damage to your nasal lining. A topical steroid may usually be used for many months. By injection, i assume you mean spraying. Substance abuse may lead to irreversible damage and fungus. ...Read more
Saline only: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
Only Two: The only prescription nasal spray that is considered "safe" during pregnancy is budesonide known as Rhinocort. It is a Category B medication meaning that we think it is safe, but we do not have the highest quality studies to prove it is safe. Ipratropium bromide nasal spray is also a category B. No other sprays in the United States are above category C. ...Read more
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more
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