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Nasal Sprays

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RJRabbit Thu 23-Dec-10 14:52:34

Has anyone got any experience of using nasal sprays during pregnancy?

The one I use is one of those you can use "if the benefit to the mother outweigh the risks" (Flixonase).

I really, really need to use it, but am worried as one website says it caused cleft palate in animal testing.

Danilou22 Thu 23-Dec-10 17:23:59

I use flixonase and intend to carry on using it. I have decided that I am going to go by what the medical proffesionals involved with me say and am not going to read or google anything else as it is turing me into a mad woman! I am sure that if you researched enough there would be a reason for us not to drink water!

I am terrible without my flixonase and it effects my asthma, my sister continued taking it through all three of her pregnancies and they are all fine.

Try not to worry, I am going by the fact that a baby needs a healthy and calm mummy!smile

RJRabbit Thu 23-Dec-10 17:41:45

Thanks - that's really reassuring to hear, especially about your siser!

StickThemWithThePointyEnd Thu 23-Dec-10 19:28:41

When I was pg with DS I was physically dependant/addicted to Sinex and carried on using it throughout my pregnancy and after until I went through withdrawal and managed to cope without it.
He was born without abnormalities.

With this pregnancy, I had a horrendous sinus infection and was prescribed Otrivine, although when I went to pick it up there were two pharmacists there, and one of them was quite reluctant to give it to me.

tlise Thu 23-Dec-10 20:06:22

I have one for my sinuses, and its safe thru preg, but if you're not sure, check with the pharmacist

MsFC Thu 23-Dec-10 22:07:54

ivy, I'm addicted to Sinex too. How did you come off it? And how long did it take? I used it through my first pregnancy and DS is fine. I've been using it for this one too.

RJRabbit Thu 23-Dec-10 22:42:08

Thanks everyone. I'm allowed to take it, it's just that I've wound myself up when I heard that line they trot out about the benefits outweighing the risks.

I can't go on with this stuffed nose though, as it's making me throw up!

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