Pregnant with bad allergies...what did other moms take?

Candis - posted on 04/11/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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a question for all you moms..Did you take anything for allergies while you were pregnant? I'm dying over here and would love to take some Claritin...but I hate taking anything! :(

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Heather - posted on 04/13/2010

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I would really recommend checking with your doctor before taking anything. My doctor told me specifically NOT to take Zyrtec or Benadryl...

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My Pharmacist would not fill my meds while pregnant so I suffered through both spring and fall allergies and survived. I took benadryl at night so I could sleep. I used watkins rub to help me breath. Also make sure you wash your hands and face often to get rid of allergens and a nettie pot may help

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Pam - posted on 04/19/2010

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Well I was fortunate that my allergies seemed to calm down during pregnancy but when they did act up I stuck it out and used a cool washcloth and my puffers for the allergies. Talk to your doctor they might be able to help you out.

Amy - posted on 04/16/2010

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I took zyrtec Benadryl should also be safe, as many doctors prescribe it (or tylenol PM which has it as an ingredient) for sleep. Sudafed is safe as a decongestant, though I'm not sure about the "new" PE version. But the real pseudophedrine should be fine.



You can google this stuff... anything that's class a or b is safe for pregnancy. :)

Linda - posted on 04/12/2010

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Hi! So long as your doctor says it is ok one benadryl should be fine to take. I would take this in the evening as it does tend to cause drowsiness. During the day, Claritin (normal type-not D) should be fine to take. Oh, one thing I use is a Neti (sp?) pot. These help when you have sinus allergies and it is totally natural. You get used to it after a while but at first it can feel odd when you do it-most health food stores can help you find what you need. Regarding the medicine please check with your doctor first, every pregnancy and every doctor are different, so just b/c it was fine for me doesn't mean it is for you. However, I do hope that things look up for you soon, I also had allergies when pregnant.

Jill - posted on 04/12/2010

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i had asthma when i was pregnant also... i had to be on a steroid inhaler just to be able to breathe... ask your dr what you can take .. he is the professional and will not give you anything you shouldn't take... and then when you take it say a prayer that your baby will not be affected by any side affects or your self... God is faithful and will here your prayers... i also had xrays during pregnancy... took antibiotics....God got me through it all...

Anne - posted on 04/12/2010

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When I was pregnant with our second child I had been diagnosed with
moderate asthma, and was put on an asthma drug. My o.b. had a fit but my asthma DR. told him that my not getting enough oxygen was worse for the baby.

However if your DR. will not give you anything for your allergies, have you tried figuring out what you are allergic to, staying away from it as much as possible. For relief of head congestion have you tried hot and cold compresses 20 min. cold 20 min hot on your forward? Try sleeping with your head elevated also. I will be Praying for you. You can do this. I know it must seem like this will never end, but this too will pass.

Heather - posted on 04/11/2010

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My doctor wouldn't let me take anything!!!! It was horrible, but I made it through.

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