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5 weeks pregnant and cannot stop sneezing!

(11 Posts)
Namethattune Sat 16-Jan-16 19:06:56

I'm 5 weeks today, and for the last 2 weeks I just haven't been able to stop sneezing. It's driving me mad, and is giving me a constantly runny nose. My eyes are itchy too. It's like the worst hayfever ever (and I don't normally get hayfever badly. Has anybody else had this?? What can I do?

Quodlibet Sat 16-Jan-16 19:16:40

I've had similar - I think your immune system lowers so as not to reject the embryo, and as a result you become far more susceptible to allergens. Try an antihistamine - I think loratidine is safe in pregnancy (in moderation)

Namethattune Sat 16-Jan-16 20:06:44

Is it ok to take antihistamines in pregnancy??

Quodlibet Sun 17-Jan-16 16:14:01

Short answer: yes in moderation. Google for specifics.

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Sun 17-Jan-16 16:18:19

I had this! There's a few antihistamines you can take in pregnancy but you need to get them prescribed by a gp.

Namethattune Sun 17-Jan-16 20:15:50

Thanks. I have a GP appointment tomorrow, so will ask then.

Quodlibet Mon 18-Jan-16 14:31:38

Or you can just buy the antihistamines over the counter and not tell the pharmacist you are pregnant...

lovesunnysummers Tue 19-Jan-16 10:31:45

Same thing here. I am 4 weeks pregnant and i could not stop sneezing for the last week!

BunchOfBobs Tue 19-Jan-16 10:38:40

Snap, with itchy ears and palate to boot. I'm 10 weeks and getting worse. Had a go appointment yesterday and they told me I can't have antihistamines whilst pregnant. sad

Quodlibet Tue 19-Jan-16 12:34:47

From NHS website:

"If you're pregnant and feel you need antihistamines, nasal sprays, nose drops or eye drops will at first be recommended. If these don't work, an oral antihistamine, usually loratadine or cetirizine is likely to be recommended."

I just buy over the counter loratadine and take it very sparingly if I have a bad allergic reaction.

Namethattune Wed 20-Jan-16 13:10:17

My GP prescribed me Beconase nasal spray. It's a steroid spray that you can buy over-the-counter, and it's really helped.

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