It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Pregnancy Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-06-2005, 06:23 AM   #1
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 502
sumi HB User
Allergy medication during pregnancy

Although I will call my doctor in a bit I wanted to post here and get some input for everyone. Around June each year I get really bad allergies. I sneeze at least 500 times, my eyes swell, my throats closes my nose gets congested etc. Well, it has begun, I haven't slept in two days.
I'm 25 weeks pregnant and have made it this far without taking any kind of medication but at this point I know I need something cause I can't sleep, I can't go outside and it's affecting me big time.
Is there any type of allergy medication that is safe during pregnancy? I live in the USA so if someone could give me suggestions I would greately appreciate it.
Thanks to all who respond.

 
Old 06-06-2005, 07:28 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,224
Gayle0000 HB User
Re: Allergy medication during pregnancy

I take prescription Allegra, and my doctor said it's fine to take during pregnancy. Since I have the Rx, it's all I use, so I can't comment about any OTC meds or any other Rx.
Gayle

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 06-06-2005, 08:04 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 674
Kaleb's Mom 04 HB User
Re: Allergy medication during pregnancy

I was given a sheet from the Dr., I don't have it with me but I know Sudafed was on it!! I actually have really bad allergies that will go into a sinus infection 2 to 3 times a year, until I started using Flonase (prior to pregnancy) but I used it my entire pregnancy w/ my Dear Son (who will be 1 this month) And did fine, I still got 1 sinus infection, but it was later on in pregnancy. Good luck, allergy season can be ruff.
__________________
Teresa,
Kaleb 6/23/04 aftr TTC 4yrs
Miscarried 12/31/04 @ 6wk 5 days
It's a GIRL EDD Jan 12, 2006

 
Old 06-06-2005, 08:17 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 34
grilledsmurf HB User
Re: Allergy medication during pregnancy

I have severe allergies to preservatives, which are in just about every single pre packaged food item you can think of, so I take Zyrtec 10 mg. I dont really have a choice, but my perinatologist said it is okay. Hope that helps.

Mary

 
Old 06-06-2005, 04:20 PM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,538
kierrasmommy HB User
Re: Allergy medication during pregnancy

I live in Canada and we have a 24 hour medical info line. When I visited my parents a few weeks ago I had bad allergies to thier cat and called the health line. I can't recall for sure but, I think they said Benedryl and Clor Tripolon are safe. I asked the pharmasist at the local drugstore to confirm it before I bought any, just to be safe...I know how you feel though...I'm not sure if I am sick with a sinus cold right now or have bad allergies, but I am having a heck of a time sleeping let alone breathing. I blow my nose and before I even make it to the garbage can to throw out the kleenex my nose is just as stuffed up again!

 
Old 06-09-2005, 10:12 AM   #6
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 502
sumi HB User
Re: Allergy medication during pregnancy

My doc called back and said Claritin was ok to take. I tried to avoid taking anything but the lack of sleep and swelling have been unbearable.
I am still scared that I'm taking it, I worry so much that it could hurt the baby.
Anyone else take Claritin for allergies?

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Relationship Between Severity of Allergy Symptom and Food SweetTooth500 Allergies 0 04-12-2010 10:54 AM
Could my epilepsy medication have caused my childrens autism? Cherylemma Autism Spectrum 4 02-01-2007 07:03 AM
Peanut allergy? km7503 Allergies 2 10-11-2006 10:32 AM
Allergy symptoms and hormone changes? caparker Allergies 4 03-06-2005 08:26 PM
Allergy Pills and Pregnancy emilyallison Pregnancy 3 01-07-2005 01:59 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Seraph (6), cattieos (2), mumovhann (2), kittenkaboodle (2), Xkwizit (2), TwinMamma (2), quinyonna07 (2), Kali333 (2), hillarynotclinton (1), lovelyme (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1005), Apollo123 (905), Titchou (848), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (754), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:27 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!