Quick Answer: Can I do a sinus rinse while pregnant?

Are nasal rinses safe during pregnancy?

Saline Nasal Spray

Non-medicated saline mists and sprays are safe for use during pregnancy and may help temporarily clear up stuffiness.

How can I clear my sinuses while pregnant?

To ease congestion and other symptoms of pregnancy rhinitis:

  1. Drink plenty of hydrating fluids.
  2. Elevate your head with extra pillows when you lie down to rest or sleep.
  3. Take a warm shower and linger in the steamy bathroom. …
  4. Try saline nose drops or saline nasal spray, available over the counter at drugstores.

What nasal decongestant is safe during pregnancy?

Stuffy nose and sinus pressure

Decongestant medications reduce stuffiness and sinus pressure by constricting the blood vessels in your nose, which reduces swelling. Pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine are available over the counter as Sudafed and are safe for many women to use during pregnancy.

Which nasal spray is safe during pregnancy?

You can try an intranasal steroid spray like Nasonex® or Flonase®. These sprays are safe to use throughout pregnancy and the regular recommended dosage is still appropriate, Dr. Zanotti says.

Can a sinus infection harm my unborn baby?

A sinus infection on its own is not likely to harm the developing fetus. However, in rare cases, its symptoms can lead to complications. Being pregnant may also affect the severity of sinus infection symptoms.

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Is Vicks VapoRub safe for pregnant?

Cough medicine

Expectorants like Mucinex, cough suppressants like Robitussin, vapor rubs like Vicks VapoRub, and cough drops are all considered safe during pregnancy.

Are sinus infections common in pregnancy?

Remember, sinus infections may be more common during pregnancy as a result of changes in immune function and swollen mucous membranes. Talk to a doctor to find out which medications are safe to use for a sinus infection while pregnant, including over-the-counter medications.

What cold medicine is safe for pregnancy?

Common Cold Medicine and Pregnancy: The Safe List

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
  • Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)
  • Loratadine (Claritin)
  • Zinc lozenges.
  • Chloraseptic spray (but a salt water gargle is just as effective, with no risks)

Can I take cold and flu medicine while pregnant?

These over-the-counter cold and flu meds have no known harmful effects during pregnancy when you take them according to the package directions. If you want to know about the safety of any other meds, contact your doctor.