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Can allergic rhinitis affect pregnancy? – Dr. Sreenivasa Murthy T M

Can allergic rhinitis affect pregnancy? – Dr. Sreenivasa Murthy T M

Many women they are known to have allergies and many women in the reproductive age group, they get pregnant. Generally when a woman gets pregnant they may have some amount of nasal congestions even if they do not have any nasal conditions. So if they have any conditions like allergic rhinitis, then during the pregnancy, the symptoms can become magnified. The problem with pregnancy associated allergic rhinitis is that we cannot use all the drugs that are available to treat women who are pregnant, largely because of safety issues. So we recommend saline rinses of the nose on a daily basis if you are allergic, old antihistamines like chlorpheniramine maleate and cetirizine are known to be safe relatively during pregnancy and we can use one drug which is approved to be used during pregnancy ad a nasal spray.as a steroid spray. It is budesonide. There are women whose allergies flare up during pregnancy, if the remedies suggested by the doctor do not help out, then, move from eh city you are staying for few days, maybe your allergies will settle down and you can comeback.