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How can vasomotor rhinitis affect pregnancy?

How can vasomotor rhinitis affect pregnancy?

Rhinitis can worsen: Pregnancy can make rhinitis symptoms worse. Pregnancy will cause the nasal lining to be more even more edematous and mucus will increase. This is why some moms state they are more congested and have runny noses during pregnancy and are fine after they deliver. A safe way to treat this is with saline nasal sprays and irrigation. If it really bothers you, you should talk to your OB and ent. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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What can I take for a cold and runny nose during pregnancy?

What can I take for a cold and runny nose during pregnancy?

Cold in pregnancy: Whether you are pregnant or not, there is no specific treatment for a common cold. The best you can do is symptomatic relief and minimize the duration of symptoms. Antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin are mostly category b, but decongestants such as sudafed and cough medicines such as Robitussin or Mucinex are mostly category c. Avoid category c. Try saline nasal rinsing, rest and fluids. ...Read more

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What OTC medications or remedies are safe to use for a runny nose during pregnancy?

What OTC medications or remedies are safe to use for a runny nose during pregnancy?

Only a few.: For allergic rhinitis Nasalcrom or other products containig Cromolyn Sodium (sodium chromoglycate) are same but you have to use then 4 times a day. Nasal sinus rinse will help remove irritants, allergens or obstructing mucus nasal decongestant sprays can be used if totally obstructed but you run the risk of worse rebound congestion.Do not use more than 3 days. ...Read more

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4wks3days pregnant started sneezing out of no where. And been sniffing for a day now. Is it common to have runny nose and sneezing in early pregnancy?

4wks3days pregnant started sneezing out of no where. And been sniffing for a day now. Is it common to have runny nose and sneezing in early pregnancy?

Yes: Even in the absence of allergies, pregnancy may be associated with nasal symptoms presumably from the progesterone. However the usual complaint is nasal stuffiness If you are sneezing in spells and itching then pregnancy may just be an aggravating factor to an existing allergic problem. ...Read more

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Can a mild cold virus hurt baby in pregnancy? No fever just runny nose...

Can a mild cold virus hurt baby in pregnancy? No fever just runny nose...

No: Many women catch a cold during pregnancy and baby does just fine. Fortunately, Cold viruses won't hurt your growing baby! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is irritated eyes . Bloated and runny nose a sign of pregnancy ?

Is irritated eyes . Bloated and runny nose a sign of pregnancy ?

Pregnancy & eyes: No, your symptoms sound like a viral URI or allergy and not directly related to pregnancy. Please see your local ophthalmologist for best answer. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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