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what anti-histimine for hatyfever when pregnant?

(14 Posts)
misdee Fri 25-Jul-08 12:44:35

as am suffering badly atm after cutting the grass.

HaventSleptForAYear Fri 25-Jul-08 12:46:24

I have been allowed something called "cetirizine" here in France through pregnancy and breastfeeding although I was allowed nothing for the 1st 3 months.

You should see a doctor to be sure.

LadySanders Fri 25-Jul-08 12:47:37

i'd be reluctant to take anything (though i believe piriton is supposed to be OK) - i'd recommend a homeopathic remedy from boots - the nelsons pollenna is good, or the new era tissue salts for hayfever. you can take the dose every half hour or so.

Mikafan Fri 25-Jul-08 12:47:54

I was told I could take nothing at all and it was cetrizine I used to take

Klaw Fri 25-Jul-08 12:48:50

Chlorphenamine, which I think is also called Piriton... I'ved used to for itching during pg and for hayfever during bf

RubyRioja Fri 25-Jul-08 12:51:56

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vonsudenfed Fri 25-Jul-08 12:54:55

Yes, I was told by my GP that the nasal sprays are OK - in moderation - rather than any of the tablets.

tink123 Fri 25-Jul-08 12:59:29

i was told nothing apart from nasal spray. What a horrible summer i had when i was pg.

EBenes Fri 25-Jul-08 13:01:00

Yes, beconase, because the dose is so small. I suffered with nothing for most of my first pregnancy, despite having been told this, and then finally gave in after weeks of sneezing every few seconds. It takes 3-4 days to start working, but is amazing.

EBenes Fri 25-Jul-08 13:01:48

Chemists will not give OTC Beconase to a pregnant looking woman, btw, you have to get your doctor's permission.

misdee Fri 25-Jul-08 13:03:17

well am 23weeks and dont look pregnant.

dh has just come back with some eye wash whicdh is abit of welcome relief.

EBenes Fri 25-Jul-08 13:04:25

"well am 23weeks and dont look pregnant."

Ooh, lucky you! I am 21 weeks and the size of a house.

misdee Fri 25-Jul-08 13:08:24

not lucky me. i cant get seats on the tube etc when out and about.

i want sdomeone to come up to me and say 'oh i didnt know you were expecting again' instead i get nothing sad

TheHedgeWitch Fri 25-Jul-08 15:14:57

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