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Seasonal Allergies When Pregnant 7 Weeks What Can I Drink
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
I am 29 weeks pregnant and experiencing seasonal allergies. Am i able to take an allergy tablet (allegra, reactine, etc)?
Is it safe to take zyrtec or Claritin while pregnant? I'm 37 years old, 6 weeks pregnant and have seasonal allergies.
Both : Both zyrtec and Claritin are classified by the fda (the U.S. Food and drug administration) as pregnancy category b drugs, meaning there is no known risk to pregnant women or their babies. So there is no evidence that either one is harmful. Let your OB doctor know all the drugs and supplements you are taking. Best wishes with your pregnancy and congratulations! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 6 weeks pregnant and have a head/sinus cold (possibly seasonal allergies). Are there any OTC meds i can take? Is a neti-pot ok to use?
Yes: Many otc cold and sinus medications are safe, ask your doctor what is best. The neti-pot is known to increase the risk for severe infections. ...Read more
I am drinking a glas of wine right now. Will I be okay to take a sudafed for my seasonal allergies?
Lips feel very dry not the way they do when they are chapped, but they don't look dry at all? I have seasonal allergies and did drink alcohol recently
Dry lips causes: AntiAllergy medications can dry your mucus membranes, and alcohol as well as mouth washes containing some alcohol also can. If your nasal passages are clogged due to allergies and you mouth breathe, mouth and possible lip dryness can occur. Lips are also dry if the ambient air has no humidity. Uncontrolled diabetes also causes dryness. ...Read more
Got hit in the head at a party sunday have a nagging headache since not sure if mild concussion or seasonal allergies or from drinking too much?
Concussion Diagnosis: Concussion is caused by trauma to the brain. Concussion causes a constellation of symptoms including headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, mood changes and sleepiness. You can have a loss of consciousness as part of the initial injury but this does not happen in all concussions. Treatment is rest and gradual return to activity. Contact your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have been drinking a lot lately and take prescriptions for allergies and rosacea. I am 42 and just found out i'm 4 weeks pregnant. What are the chan?
Talk to doctor: A lot of women have alcohol before they know they are pregnant and nearly all of those pregnancies do fine. Most important is that you've recognized it and have stopped. As far as your medications are concerned, make an appt with doctor to discuss your meds and possible effects on baby, as well as alternatives you can take in pregnancy to relieve your symptoms. Goodl luck! ...Read more
My seven-year-old is struggling with seasonal allergies. Nasonex was recommended, but I'm wondering if Nasacort is comparable and safe for him.
Works for me: I consider these meds interchangeable as far as effects/safety go.Some prefer one or the other based on smell. ...Read more
Outdoor allergies worse when i come inside? I live in the north-east us and my seasonal allergies have reared their ugly heads again this year. The past 6-7 days have been brutal. In the past i've taken 10mg ceterizine qd with modest relief and without si
As : As already pointed out, you may have a late allergic reaction, which can occur 2-6 hours after exposure. If you have a pet, that may be an additional trigger, or increased number of mites (when heating is turned off and humidity increases), if you are mite allergic. Anyway, you should see a physician. As for the price of cetirizine, buying it at major retail chains, such as target or walmart makes the price is more reasonable. At costco, the latest price i heard from a patient was $15.97 for 300 tablets. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hay fever has nothing to do with hay and there is no fever. It is allergic rhinitis. About 20% of people develop rhinitis. Rhinitis is inflammation of the nose due to overactivity of t cells in the nose. Mild irritants will increase symptoms, i.e., irritant rhinitis. In 80% of rhinitis cases there is allergic antibody production so there is also an ...Read more
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
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