Post # 1
I normally take allergy medicine (Zyrtec) every day because I have terrible terrible allergies. I’m not sure if I can still take it and I’m already suffering. Does anyone have any remedies or know of safe things to take?
Post # 2
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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
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
Ditto Lovekiss. I also had to switch from the Flonase to Rhinocort nasal spray.
Post # 5
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 # 6
I’m going to call tomorrow. There is no way I can wait until the 19th!
Post # 7
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
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
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!