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Hi. Taking New medications during pregnancy is a very tricky thing
Many a time the Pregnancy itself will be the cause of the congestion as the hormonal changes that you are going through will increase blood flow to the nasal passages
Actually doc I have hd this probleb earlier as well before the pregnancy
I keep using nasivion and then discontinue
Have you discussed the stuffy nose with you OBGYN?
Yes, she's suggested to consult an ENT specialist
Will do that but needed something for immediate relief as I'm losing sleep otherwise
Ok. Well the first thing i need to tell you is that NASIVION is not a good long term drug. It can actually cause rebound stuffiness after the drug wears off. Making your problem even worse
Sure doc. Will appreciate that.
Usually i take either alegra or cetriz . but not sure how safe it is to take it now
So Allegra is a Class C drug and SHOULD NOT BE USED IN PREGNANCY
let me check on the deslor and cetrizine
Deslor is class C as well
so can't use that
Cetrizine is Class B.
That means that either animal-reproduction studies have not demonstrated a foetal risk but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women or animal-reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect (other than a decrease in fertility) that was not confirmed in controlled studies in women in the 1st trimester (and there is no evidence of a risk in later trimesters).
So if you must use a drug. I believe a small dose of cetrizine would be the safest
Steam inhalations also help quite a bit. Have you ever tried that?
Ya , i tried steam with vapocap
and that wasn't helpful?
Think will take cetriz then..
OK, but get yourself to an ENT as soon as you can for a more comprehensive therapy
Do you have any more queries?
Ya will do that. Thanks for yur help Doctor
No.No more queries. Thanks
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Good luck with the baby
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