Managing Allergy Symptoms during Pregnancy
FOR CONGESTION AND SORE THROAT ASSOCIATED WITH SEASONAL ALLERGIES
FIRST LINE REMEDIES
Consider these remedies and try them before taking any medications.
Avoid outdoor activities between 5 am and 10 am, when pollen is highest.
Taking showers and changing clothing after being outside. This can help remove pollen from clothing and hair.
Saline Nasal Spray or Nasal Irrigation (Neil Med Original Sinus Rinse Kit)
Nasal Strips (Breathe Right)
Throat lozenges and hard candies
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and herbal tea.
Get plenty of rest.
OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS
Since 1975, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has assigned pregnancy risk factors to all drugs used in the United States. You can view the categories and their meaning here.
When taking any medication, we recommend the lowest effective dose for the shortest amount of time to relieve your symptoms.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Take as prescribed (Category B) for aches and pains
Cetirizine (Zyrtec) Take as prescribed (Category B) for sneezing, itching, watery eyes and runny nose.
AVOID any multi-symptom cold and allergy relief products and speak with the pharmacist on duty if you have any questions regarding safety of any medications.
If your symptoms persist, contact our nurse during office hours at (706) 341-3311 to receive appropriate recommendations for treatment.