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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 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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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

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If only symptom is blocked nose (70 % of the time) how likely is it to be allergic rhinitis..?no runny nose and itchiness

Nasal congestion.: You can have allergic rhinitis without symptoms of runny nose or sneezing, itchy nose. You may only notice the congestion. Not all the symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis may be present. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more