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Plugged ears, pregnant, taking sudafed. Is it safe?

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I am 41 years old and pregnant with my sixth child. I am 34 weeks pregnant and developed plugged ears that can cause me to have a panic attack. Sudafed is my only relief. I have been taking this meds daily for 5 weeks. Is this safe?
Posted Wed, 2 May 2012 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Minoo Bhagia 1 hour later
Thanks for posting the query.

Sudafed is a decongestant drug.

At 35 weeks of pregnancy it should not cause any adverse effects.

Weigh down the symptoms against the drug , if severe then one has to take it.

Try to do steam inhalation.

Nasal antihistaminics are better choice in pregnancy.

Hope i have answered your query.I will be available for follow up.

Take care
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