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Asthma and nose alkergy with pregnanct?

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Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Asthma

Short acting beta agonist like albuterol if mild asthma.
Budesonide (inhaled steroid) has been studied and deemed safe in pregnancy for more severe disease. One of these agents coupled with a nasal steroid can provide adequate symptom control and be safe to your baby. Talk to your pcp/pulmonologist and always include your ob!

In brief: Asthma

Short acting beta agonist like albuterol if mild asthma.
Budesonide (inhaled steroid) has been studied and deemed safe in pregnancy for more severe disease. One of these agents coupled with a nasal steroid can provide adequate symptom control and be safe to your baby. Talk to your pcp/pulmonologist and always include your ob!
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pregnancy

Rhinitis of pregnancy is a common condition.
It can be well controlled with a simple nasal therapy regimen including salt water washes and a prescription nasal spray (safe in pregnancy). Asthma is another condition of 1/3's where some get better, worse and stay the same. If you can't breath, the baby can't breath. An asthma specialist can help with both issues.

In brief: Pregnancy

Rhinitis of pregnancy is a common condition.
It can be well controlled with a simple nasal therapy regimen including salt water washes and a prescription nasal spray (safe in pregnancy). Asthma is another condition of 1/3's where some get better, worse and stay the same. If you can't breath, the baby can't breath. An asthma specialist can help with both issues.
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
I agree with Dr. Mutnick. Great advice!
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine

In brief: Lifestyle change

Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation.
Also avoid grains, lentils. Consume veggies, flesh foods, olive oil. Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt) help reduce inflammation Yoga breathing exercises 10-30 min/day help too. This may help avoid the need for meds

In brief: Lifestyle change

Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation.
Also avoid grains, lentils. Consume veggies, flesh foods, olive oil. Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt) help reduce inflammation Yoga breathing exercises 10-30 min/day help too. This may help avoid the need for meds
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