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8 week pregnant, allergy to cold and cant breath - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXXXXXX here
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my wife is 8 week pregnent and also has allergy to cold and she cant breath
User :   so she is taking otrinoz ...and i also consulted doctor
User :   doctor said ok............but dont use much...............but she has to take twice a day
User :   she has to take the drops in nose twice a day
User :   is there any laternative to otrinoz ?
User :   some thing which doesnt go to stomach
Doctor :   How many days has she been using it now?
User :   she has been using it from last 6 weeks almost daily twice
Doctor :   Thats too many days
User :   daily she has the problem she cant breath
User :   i mean if she take otrinoz she can be ok for 12 hours
User :   some times she takes once in a day
User :   90% she takes twice a day
Doctor :   Alternative is saline water
User :   but she is not weak
Doctor :   one teaspoon salt & 4 spoons sterile water
Doctor :   One drop in each nostril
Doctor :   whenever the nose is blocked
User :   sterile water means?
Doctor :   Clean water, without microbes
User :   ok can i use mineral water( 20ltr drinking can) or do shall i busy saline water bottle
Doctor :   Yes you can use mineral water
Doctor :   hope she is already on warm clothes
User :   yes she is using woolen jackets to avoid cold
User :   i mean she is wearing
Doctor :   is the cold on a down scale or the same level?
User :   she is not feeling cold for her body
User :   its just her nose blocking in winter
User :   i mean when winter started
Doctor :   HOW MANY TIMES A DAY DOES SHE DO steam inhalation ?
User :   she is not doing steam inahlation
Doctor :   She must take plenty of water
Doctor :   steam inhalation would relieve her block
Doctor :   she could do it as many times as she needs
Doctor :   since she is suffering from the past 6weeks
Doctor :   she would be prescribed an antihistaminic
Doctor :   tablet
Doctor :   Chlorpheniramine maleate
User :   is this Chlorpheniramine maleate also tablet?
Doctor :   Yes, but before that tell me does she have any other symptoms?
User :   no reltaed to cold she doesnt have any symptoms.....other than breathing problem.....
User :   she is having vomting sensation i think that is related to her pregnency
User :   no related*
Doctor :   Does she have headache?
User :   No
Doctor :   Is she a known case of sinusitis?
User :   till now i never contacted doctor specific to this
User :   so i dont is this called as Sinusitis.
Doctor :   Ok then she can take Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Tablets one at night
User :   so i dont know is this called as Sinusitis
Doctor :   No in sinusitis there would usually be an associated headache
Doctor :   You can check with an ENT specialist if havent already
User :   oh ok sure.....and sure she doesnt have headache during this 6 weeks
Doctor :   This sort of a thing is usual in pregnancy, ther is a drastic circulatory redistribution & increase in blood volume
Doctor :   which congests the nose
User :   ok got it
User :   and for inhalation what are the stuff we have to add water while boiling? Can I add turmeric and Zandu balm?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   You also get vicks/sinarest drops
User :   ok then i will add vicks drops also
User :   i will purchase vicks drops
Doctor :   OK
User :   total you told 3 tablets
User :   1)Nasal Decongestant Tablets
User :   2)Chlorpheniramine maleate tablet
Doctor :   Any one
User :   3)antihistaminic
Doctor :   of them
User :   ok fine got it.....
Doctor :   Both the previous are antihistaminics
Doctor :   Go for Chlorpheniramine maleate tablet
User :   ok sure
User :   do u have anything to add?
Doctor :   1. Chlorpheniramine maleate tablet 2. saline water 3. steam inhalation
User :   ok sure
User :   thanks and Happy new year
Doctor :   Yes happy new year
Doctor :   Have a great year ahead
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