Allergy Medicine

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Claritin is considered “safe” for pregnancy, as is Benadryl. FWIW, I will be doing accupuncture to manage mine when they inevitably flare back up.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Local raw honey- a spoon full every day.

I have also heard accupuncture, massages, and chiropractic care help. I have no idea why.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ditto Lovekiss. I also had to switch from the Flonase to Rhinocort nasal spray. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Jamergurl921:  Don’t take advice on medications during pregnancy from anyone over the internet unless they are willing to identify themselves as a pharmacist, doctor or Nurse Practitioner, and stand by their advice (meaning give you their real name and license # in the jurisdiction in which they practice).

You will never forgive yourself if the baby has problems because you did not check with your doctor or pharmacist first.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Jamergurl921:  Try using a neti pot or saline wash 1 or 2 a day. It flushes all the allergens away. My friend used to have horrible allergies and does this and he doesnt have to take any meds at all now.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Another vote for the neti pot! My older brother has horrible environmental allergies and manages them really well with the neti pot – it’s medication free and works much better than you’d think. I’m using it now while I have a nasty cold and it’s clearing up my stuffy sinuses better than decongestants 🙂 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am a physician assistant student. I pulled out my pharmacology text to let you know what it says word for word. “Second generation antihistamines (Zyrtec, Claritin) are generally considered safe for pregnant women based on an increasing number of studies and experience”. However, decongestants are unsafe during the first trimester. So avoid those.

Hope that helps a bit!

 

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