Post # 1
It’s that time of year again and I seem to have a sinus infection. I have an OB appointment this week, and I can hold out til then, but I was wondering what the rest of you bees do in situations like this?
I usually just go to the Minute Clinic, etc for minor illnesses, but the one in my town does not treat pregnant women. I have a physician, but he is more the kind you go to for a yearly physical w/bloodwork and all of that, or more pressing issues, but not the kind that you would go to for something like a sore throat. (It’s not that he wouldn’t see me, but they stay CRAZY booked up and the last time I asked for a work-in, I had to wait for hours.)
What do you bees do? Do you turn all that stuff over to your OB or do you see someone else?
Post # 3
If you have an appointment this week, I’d hold out till then. Tylenol Cold & Sinus is okay to use during pregnancy, according to my OB, as well as Sinutabs, saline nasal sprays, and regular Mucinex. Sinus infections are common in pregnancy, and your OB will know what to do best (it will save you from possibly getting an RX for an antibiotic that isn’t necessarily pregnancy safe like some of my other doctors tried to do, my OB ended up giving me a different RX anyway).
I work in an urgent care, so I can be seen there for free, but all they tend to do is give out antibiotics haha, and I would rather not take them unless I REALLY really need them since most aren’t necessarily safe during pregnancy. I’ve been having bad sinus issues too, and have just been using tylenol for the sinus headaches/pain and a warm compress on my face – that helps the most.
Best of luck to you!
Post # 4
What about calling the OB’s office and talking to a nurse? Maybe they can give you some suggestions to tie you over until your appointment. Anytime I have an issue, I call the nurses line rather than make an appointment, as usually they can offer up some suggestions.
Post # 5
I call the OB’s office first, and see what they say. Most things they will take care of, I only go elsewhere if they recommend it. It makes it easier not having to worry about what meds are pregnancy safe.