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How can vasomotor rhinitis affect pregnancy?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Dr. Russell Faust
This issue - rhinitis of pregnancy - is THE most popular topic on my med education blog site, boogordoctor.com; here is the link to the latest article: http://bit.ly/uCixEk I agree with Dr. Zapanta: there is no better treatment that nasal saline rinses, but check the article, and best success!
Dr. Scott Dyer
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Probably no affect

Vasomotor rhintis can make people feel miserable with runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, or post nasal drip.
But, it won't affect the pregnancy. If your nose is stuffy, you may end up snoring which could interrupt your sleep. But these symptoms can easiy be treated with nasal antihistamines, capsaicin, or nasal steroids sprays, which should be well tolerated in pregnancy.

In brief: Probably no affect

Vasomotor rhintis can make people feel miserable with runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, or post nasal drip.
But, it won't affect the pregnancy. If your nose is stuffy, you may end up snoring which could interrupt your sleep. But these symptoms can easiy be treated with nasal antihistamines, capsaicin, or nasal steroids sprays, which should be well tolerated in pregnancy.
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Ask your doctor for a nasal spray, the one Category B nasal steroid is Rhinocort Aqua, it should help with your symptoms. Frequent saline nasal washes also may help
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