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Hayfever while pregnant. Oh the misery!

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frumperina Wed 24-Apr-13 17:52:32

I have been sneezing all day. I am fed up. But I can't take anything as far as I know? Or can I?
If you know of a hayfever remedy you can take while pregnant please put me out of my misery, I can't take much more of this.

catlady1 Wed 24-Apr-13 17:56:38

You have my sympathies, I was miserable last year with the same. Apparently vaseline around the nostrils helps to catch pollen so it doesn't get inside? I suffer more with itchy eyes so I can't say whether it works or not. Hopefully someone will be along with more helpful suggestions.

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LittleBallOfFur Wed 24-Apr-13 17:58:09

My doctor prescribed me a nose spray when I was pregnant (beconase? Can't remember!). Worth asking if its getting you down!

frumperina Wed 24-Apr-13 18:02:01

Oh there is light at the end of the tunnel then. Will get me to the GP tomorrow,provided I can weasel my way past the receptionist.
I've had piriton before, didn't make me sleepy at all so that would be ok.

EnchantedBunny Wed 24-Apr-13 18:10:37

I took loratadine (clarityn) throughout my pregnancy, am sure it was ok to take.

ClaraColomba Sat 04-May-13 22:34:24

My GP looked up the various hayfever medicines during my first pregnancy, and confirmed Loratadine was safe.

Springforward Sat 04-May-13 22:40:46

My GP told me last week that loratidine and certirizine are not known to be hazardous during pregnancy and BF.

Springforward Sat 04-May-13 22:42:46

Sorry - posted too soon. But, pharmacist point blank refused to advise me.... GP offered me a prescription, in case any other pharmacy refused to serve me. (Happened a couple of weeks ago over ranitidine....)

RJM17 Sat 04-May-13 22:44:36

My gp has given me piriton and a nasal spray. The chemist won't give u anything without prescription and even then mine questioned it. But definately worth getting as I feel so much better x

Smerlin Sun 05-May-13 07:04:30

My doctor said nasal spray only and to even avoid Piriton if I can help it?!

SpamCat Sun 05-May-13 07:11:44

Last time I was pregnant the doc prescribed me Piranase steroid spray and it has completely saved me from hayfever hell. You can get it over the counter too. It takes a few days to build up but it is brilliant. x

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