Are nasal steroids safe during pregnancy?
If you’re pregnant though, you may wonder if they’re safe to use. Recent studies have shown us that many — but not all — nasal steroid sprays are safe to use during pregnancy for mild to moderate allergy symptoms from allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever.
What nasal decongestant is safe during pregnancy?
Stuffy nose and sinus pressure
Pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine are available over the counter as Sudafed and are safe for many women to use during pregnancy. However, women who have high blood pressure should not take pseudoephedrine without first talking to a doctor.
Can nasal spray cause birth defects?
“Pregnant women who use nasal sprays for colds and hayfever increase the risk of rare birth defects,” reports the Mail Online. “Pregnant women who use nasal sprays for colds and hayfever increase the risk of rare birth defects,” reports the Mail Online.
Is nasal spray bad when pregnant?
Nasal spray decongestants are even safer, since the medication is almost entirely absorbed within the nose and does not travel through the body. As a general rule, physicians advise patients that if they can buy it without visiting the pharmacy counter, short term use will not harm the baby during pregnancy.
How do you get rid of a dry cough when pregnant?
What Can I Take for a Cough While Pregnant?
- The use of humidifiers in the house can soothe the dry throat and relieve throat irritation.
- Drinking hot tea with honey, having hot soups or broths, and sipping warm water with a pinch of turmeric may help relieve cough and chest congestion in many women.
Is Vicks VapoRub safe during pregnancy?
Expectorants like Mucinex, cough suppressants like Robitussin, vapor rubs like Vicks VapoRub, and cough drops are all considered safe during pregnancy.
Can you take Sudafed during first trimester?
Sudafed (Pseudoephedrine) 30-60 mg every 4-6 hours can be used in the second and third trimesters in women without gestational hypertension. Avoid use in the first trimester and with breastfeeding. Sudafed PE (Phenylephidrine) should be avoided because of its uncertain efficacy and safety in pregnancy.
What does pregnancy category C mean?
Category C: Animal studies have shown risk to the fetus, there are no controlled studies in women, or studies in women and animals are not available.