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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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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Is it safe using nasal decogestant during early pregnancy ?

Is it safe using nasal decogestant during early pregnancy ?

Nasal: The only pregnancy category b nasal spray that is safe during pregnancy is rhinocort aqua, and it needs a prescription. I do not recommend nasal decongestants for long term use in any case. ...Read more

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Is nasal spray safe during pregnancy?

Is nasal spray safe during pregnancy?

Which one?: Most types, either decongestant, antihistaminic or steroids are category C, except budesonide steroid nasal spray is category B and saline nasal wash is safe ...Read more

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Nasal spray: wonder if it is safe to spray during the pregnancy!?

Nasal spray: wonder if it is safe to spray during the pregnancy!?

Probably: The only nasal spray with category b classification is Rhinocort Aqua but many pregnant women have used the other sprays (all cat c)without adverse consequences. I would stick to Rhinocort Aqua however during pregnancy just to be safe. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nasal spray if it is safe to spray during the pregnancy!?

Can you tell me about nasal spray if it is safe to spray during the pregnancy!?

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

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Nasal spray used during pregnancy side effects?

Nasal spray used during pregnancy side effects?

Probably ok but: The only rx nasal spray considered category b pregnancy is rhinocort aqua. However I have not read anything about any nasal spray causing fetal anomaly. Thus you will have to take a chance given lack of data on the others. ...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 had sex last sat night/morn my period came 3 days later it was light. I was ovulating during that time my mucous was wet. Chance of pregnancy?

I had sex last sat night/morn my period came 3 days later it was light. I was ovulating during that time my mucous was wet. Chance of pregnancy?

?question: Not sure of the question exactly, as most commonly, a woman ovulates 2 weeks before their period arrives, so having sex 3 days before your period would put you at less risk of getting pregnant. Check a pregnancy test to be sure if you think you may be pregnant. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Corey Clay
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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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more