Hayfever sufferers

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  1. MrsCK

    MrsCK Well-Known Member

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    is there anything I can take to ease my Hayfever??

    I suffer quite bad and usually get prescriptions from the doctor but I can't take them when pregnant. does anybody know any safe over the counter medication to ease my ssuffering?
     
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    Generally, antihistamines are safe in tri 1 & 2. however, at such an early stage, I would get your Drs advice on this xx
     
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    I suffer badly too and have been driven mad over the last few weeks although I did see an advert for a sort of nasal block which you rub outside of your nostrils and such which is meant to completely take the edge off and it's fine to take whatever stage of the pregnancy.
     
  4. MrsCK

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    I've got an appointment at the doctors but not until next week :mad: not sure how I'm going to get through the weekend as the pollen count is high. I've woken up this morning with a headach, blocked nose and swollen throat and feeling very sorry for myself.

    I'll try and find that nasal rub in the pharmacy.

    thanks
     
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    The doctor prescribed mr one of those sprays I think it called beconase but if you ask a pharmacist they may be able to advise you what is safe xx
     
  6. Shell99

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    My gp specifically said no antihistamines are safe in pregnancy so avoid! She said basically they work by kinda thinning everything out which is a no no for all things pregnancy related.

    I'm staying In while I can lol!

    My OH bought me flowers- with my increased sense of smell, smell lovely! But with hayfever are kinda driving me mad lol
     
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    I've get severe hayfever, and take a daily antihistamine between feb and nov. I usually take fexofenadine, but when I found out I was pregnant, they swapped my on to Loratadine. Apparently the manufacturers say its not suitable during pregnancy, but that's to cover there own backs.
     
  8. MrsCK

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    well i just spoke to boots pharmacy and then double checked with my doctor and the only thing they both say is suitable for pregnancy is 'Prevalin Allergy Nasal Spray' or 'Hay Max organic pollen barrier balm', so i got both!!
     
  9. MrsHop

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    Local honey! Two spoonfuls a day and within a few weeks you'll be fine!

    Your body builds up a natural immunity to the pollen from the honey. I've done it for years and it really works! I take it off a spoon but putting it in tea etc is just as good
     
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    I've been trying alternative remedies for years and have yet to find something that works. I was on fexofenadine before I got pregnant and can't take it as I'm bf. Not fun :(
     

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