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What can a pregnant women take for nasal congestion during pregnancy? I am very congested to the point where I can't sleep well at night.

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hypertonic saline

Isotonic saline rinses the nose, but hypertonic will decongest.
If you buy an applicator, make your own saline with 3/4 tsp table salt in 8 oz tap water. If you're on a well or are unsure of your water supply, boil the water for 20 min and cool to room temperature. Some people like to add 1/2 tsp baking soda. If severe, talk with your allergist about the risks and benefits of nasal steroids.

In brief: Hypertonic saline

Isotonic saline rinses the nose, but hypertonic will decongest.
If you buy an applicator, make your own saline with 3/4 tsp table salt in 8 oz tap water. If you're on a well or are unsure of your water supply, boil the water for 20 min and cool to room temperature. Some people like to add 1/2 tsp baking soda. If severe, talk with your allergist about the risks and benefits of nasal steroids.
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Eric Fete
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nasal spray

saline nasal spray and then tilting your head forward for 5 minutes; followed by blowing your nose will clear a lot of it out.
Flonase nasal spray is safe as well

In brief: Nasal spray

saline nasal spray and then tilting your head forward for 5 minutes; followed by blowing your nose will clear a lot of it out.
Flonase nasal spray is safe as well
Dr. Eric Fete
Dr. Eric Fete
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology

In brief: Congestion

Congestion during pregnancy can be frustrating.
Use clean humidifier near you, menthol under your nose can sometimes open passages.

In brief: Congestion

Congestion during pregnancy can be frustrating.
Use clean humidifier near you, menthol under your nose can sometimes open passages.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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