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Why Do Some Womens Noses Spread During Pregnancy
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does stuffy nose last thru out pregnancy due to the changes in the woman's body? Or will it go away. I am in 2nd trimester with stuffy nose and wondering how much longer till things clear up.
Can I take any cold meds during pregnancy I know there is no cure for common cold but I am always sneezing and nose is constantly running and I'm raw?
Yes: I give a list of medications that are safe to take during pregnancy for a variety of conditions. In general, it is relatively safe to use pseudophed, tylenol (acetaminophen) cold, benedry, afrin or neosynephrine nasal spray and plain robitussin. However, not knowing your other health problems this is just a general list. ...Read more
Nosebleeds terrify me. how probable is it to have during pregnancy? Should I walk around with paper towel in hand? And if twins, nose bleeds more?
Never had allergies, I am now in second trimester with a stuffy nose, sometimes itchy eye and sneezy but no other symptoms. Could I have developed allergies. If so is this only during pregnancy?
Possibly: It might be congestion with pregnancy, or just mild viral upper respiratory infection, causing itchy eyes and sneezing, nasal congestion that occurs during pregnancy is common, and more towards the last trimester, relieved after birth, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Second trimester, shortness of breath, stuffy nose, lower back pain. Are these all common during 23 weeks. Will they get worst or better for the remaining of pregnancy? How to ease them in the meantim
My nose blocked since the first month of my pregnancy till now and I'm 8 months pregnant. Why is that and how can I feel better?
Depends: Any procedures undertaken on a pregnant woman are done after a careful weighing of the risks versus the benefits. Often a minor procedure can be done, with the input of your obstetrician, without any significant risk to the fetus. But sometimes not. And a fractured nose can usually wait to be fixed after the pregnancy, even though the doctor will have to re-break the bones while you're asleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Pregnant ; nasal: It is not uncommon to experience stuffy or congested nose during pregnancy. It may be that some excess mucus produced is crusting up and when you blow your nose, you get a bit of blood mixing in with the mucus. With the permission of your ob, try saline nasal spay or rinse to see if this reduces or resolves this issue. ...Read more
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