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Stuffy nose

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inmybelly Thu 27-Feb-14 04:56:53


I'm only 5w2d but was curious to know whether the stuffy/runny nose I've had for the last 3 weeks could be an early pregnancy symptom? I feel absolutely fine in myself, certainly don't feel like I have a cold or hay fever, so it seems coincidental.

Also, most of my other pregnancy symptoms have stopped and I'm hopeful this is a sign things are still progressing!!

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jaykay987 Thu 27-Feb-14 05:47:18

I'm 22+2 and my nose is still annoying me!

I believe some call it the pregnancy sniffles! Something to do with your nose expanding width ways which causes it to run/get stuffy.


SlinkyB Thu 27-Feb-14 05:53:20

You can take Loratadine (antihistamine) whilst pregnant for a runny nose.


inmybelly Thu 27-Feb-14 06:11:21

I did think about loratadine, which might have the added bonus of helping me to sleep past 3am!

Sat here with a tissue stuffed up one nostril...

squizita Thu 27-Feb-14 09:14:05

Yeah I have a massively snotty nose. Didn't know loratadine was OK, thanks for the tip.

Lovethebubbles Thu 27-Feb-14 09:19:35

I had this from very early on in my pregnancy through to the end......Frustrating to say the least!

Beanymonster Thu 27-Feb-14 09:20:55

I had this basically from conception with my dd, and it lasted right up until maybe a day after she was born, it was a nightmare, I'm 18 weeks now and it's already getting on my nerves!!!

K8eee Thu 27-Feb-14 09:30:36

fellow sniffler here! horrible isn't it confused I've already got a overly sensitive nose, and still at nearly 37 weeks it's stayed put envy not a happy bunny, I sound like a fog horn when I blow my nose blush

wm3010 Thu 27-Feb-14 09:48:59

My midwife told me no antihistamines during pregnancy (I get occasional hayfever) so maybe check before you take anything.

I haven't had a runny nose but have had an itchy/dry nose all through pregnancy (30 weeks now) with occasional blood due to the hormones (apparently quite common), I found sterimar saline spray quite helpful just to clean it a bit. It's salt water so no drugs.

kotinka Thu 27-Feb-14 09:53:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SlinkyB Thu 27-Feb-14 20:45:13

Says on NHS website that some oral antihistamines are safe during pregnancy, but to check with your GP:

I was pg last year and took Asda one-a-day hayfever relief tablets (loratadine) most days, for my perennial allergic rhinitis.

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