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What medicine should I take for allergy during pregnancy ?

Hi doc I m a mnth pregnant , but along wit tht I m also worried abt my skin allergy I gt a v bad itching al over my body in small parts my gynac hv nt asked to tak ny medicine bt incase if too much allerg he has gvn me cetzine 10mG bt I m nt sure whether I should tak or nt as I dnt wnt ny sort of medicine affectng my child growth cn u plzz help me or wot r remedies to decrease my allergy
Asked On : Thu, 26 Apr 2012
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Welcome to Health care Magic.

I have gone through your query. I too would suggest taking the same medicine Cetzine 10mg as your doctor prescribed. Cetzine contains Cetrizine which is absolutely safe during pregnancy. There is no second thought about that. Your child is will not be effected by the usage of Cetzine. You can rest assured.

You can also try lotions containing calamine and liquid paraffin (eg., CALAPURE lotion). Which would relieve you from the irritation due to allergy

As far as the allergy is concerned the causative allergen ( Triggering factor) should be detected.
You can just list down what are all the things that cause you allergy-may be dust or pollen or having some foods. you can find out yourself which is the substance that is causing your allergy often. If it is found avoiding that would solve your problem.

Dont worry about the child. The child is going to really really fine.

Wish a happy and healthy pregnancy

Take care
Answered: Thu, 26 Apr 2012
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