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Pregnant, get sinusitis that converts in pneumonia during fall, no relief with allergy shots. Suggestive treatment?

Every fall I get sinusitis which turns into pneumonia and I spend almost the entire winter on antibiotics. I started allergy shots approx. two months ago hoping that those would help my symptoms, so far they have not. I m very early pregnant so the drugs I can take are very limited. I m sneezing , yellow mucus, sore throat, post nasal drip , tired, swollen glands and pain in my ears. Please help!
Asked On : Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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You seem to be suffering from a bacterial infection of upper respiratory tract and you will need an antibiotic. Antibiotics that are safe during pregnancy include amoxicillin, ampicillin, clindamycin, erythromycin and penicillin. You can have steam inhalations to help reduce the thick secretions. You can try local applications like nilgiri oil and ayurvedic preparations which do not have much of systemic affect. Please consult your doctor for further advice. Take care.
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