I haven't been pregnant for a summer before...am wondering how to deal my allergies/hayfever?
Last year I had great results with a homeopathic remedy, which was safe while b/f, but I'm not sure if I can take it while pregnant.
05-02-2006, 04:20 PM
I am taking benadryl and LOTS of it
05-02-2006, 10:34 PM
If you arent against OTC meds claritin is safe and works well! :thumbsup:
05-03-2006, 06:12 AM
Does anybody know if the non-drowsy or regular antihistamines are better for the baby? :headscratch:
05-03-2006, 08:36 AM
I dont think it matters as long as you are using a "pregnancy safe" medication.
Benadryl knocks me out......so I dont like to take it. Claritin doesnt make you tired thats why I prefer it.
05-03-2006, 10:15 AM
i was going to suggest like the pp benadryl...i get hayfeaver really bad, and what i do is take two tylenol and put a damp rag over my eyes and lay in a silent dark room...usually i feel better in a couple hours...but now i think i'd have to go for the benadryl b/c there is no way my kids would leave me alone for two hours...lol
05-03-2006, 04:18 PM
Thought you all might be interested to know that I called our Telehealth service and they said that only the older, "drowsy" antihistamines have been "proven to not increase risk to the fetus". Apparently, only a few small studies have been done on Claritin, Allegra, etc., not enough for them to be officially labeled safe.
So I guess I'll be toughing it out...LOL Benedryl knocks me completely out and there's no way in the world I could keep up with the boys in that condition!
05-04-2006, 02:57 AM
My midwife was just telling me abuout a herb called rhobus? or rhobis? or something like that... that you can drink in a tea that is suppose to work wonders!
05-05-2006, 12:58 AM
My ob was super cautious about medications, the only one OK was chlortrimeton, she said no benedryl & definately none of the newer allergy medicines. Chlortrimeton didn't make me as drowsy as benedryl, but still not great.
Other things that helped me if it was bad was taking a steamy shower (clears nose, eyes, lungs) , using the vick's vaporizer (the one with the face mask - clears nose & lungs), or (this takes some guts), inhaling warm salted water thru my nose (spit it out your mouth) - get the pollen out of your nose. Neti pots are supposed to be good too!
I also used breath right strips at night, they helped the stuffy nose.
I'm allergic to everything - grass, weeds, trees, dust & mold, so I'm fighting it year round :yuck:
05-05-2006, 01:25 PM
I was told I could take clarin D for my allergies but what I found was that it majorly suppressed my appetite and gave me the shakes so don't take that for sure!
05-05-2006, 08:38 PM
My ob was super cautious about medications, the only one OK was chlortrimeton,
See now I was told that chlortrimetron was a no no.....
I have had several docs say claritin is A OK so I have no problems using it.
05-05-2006, 09:40 PM
I have severe allergies and have been told that Sudafed is fine. I have taken Benadryl, too, but it makes me so sleepy.