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How can I manage my asthma and allergies while i'm pregnant?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Multiple ways

Asthma during pregnancy: 30% of paitents worsen, 30% stay the same, and 30% improve.
Treat and manage your asthma the same as if you weren't pregnant. Try to avoid allergens and triggers for allergies and asthma. Using a peak flow meter may help you to gauge teh severity of your symptoms. You should definitely get the flu shot during flu season. Many meds are safe to use--just consult your ob.

In brief: Multiple ways

Asthma during pregnancy: 30% of paitents worsen, 30% stay the same, and 30% improve.
Treat and manage your asthma the same as if you weren't pregnant. Try to avoid allergens and triggers for allergies and asthma. Using a peak flow meter may help you to gauge teh severity of your symptoms. You should definitely get the flu shot during flu season. Many meds are safe to use--just consult your ob.
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Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Asthma in Preg

For many patients, allergies and asthma go hand in hand.
First, minimize your exposure to allergens (use anti-dust mite mattress and pillow covers, air filters, and filtered vacuums). Nasal irrigation can help many, such as a syringe or neti pot. Talk to your doctor about medicines. Zyrtec or Claritin (and their generics) are considered safe. Asthma medicines may need to be adjusted personally.

In brief: Asthma in Preg

For many patients, allergies and asthma go hand in hand.
First, minimize your exposure to allergens (use anti-dust mite mattress and pillow covers, air filters, and filtered vacuums). Nasal irrigation can help many, such as a syringe or neti pot. Talk to your doctor about medicines. Zyrtec or Claritin (and their generics) are considered safe. Asthma medicines may need to be adjusted personally.
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