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With the arrival of spring, the cases of allergies increase: rhinitis, respiratory difficulties, dermatitis. What happens if we are pregnant and we have an allergy? Can we take antihistamines to alleviate the discomfort they cause in pregnancy?
Most antihistamines are contraindicated during pregnancy, although they can be purchased without a prescription. During pregnancy, doctors recommend avoiding all types of medication that are not absolutely essential, especially during the first trimester.
In the face of allergy symptoms during pregnancy, it is advisable to consult with your doctor before taking any type of drug. Many of these drugs have not been tested in pregnant women, so the effects that their administration may have during pregnancy for both the baby and the future mother are not really known, therefore their use is restricted unless strictly necessary.
There are times when the risk of not treating a patient is greater than the effect that the required treatment may have due to its possible negative effect when pregnant. Such is the case with the use of inhalers and bronchodilators.
An option to alleviate the ailments of allergies could be natural antihistamines, always consulting with the doctor before consumption:
1- The main component oleic acid in olive oil is a prophylactic agent against allergies.
2- Fish oil and linoleic acid are used to relieve itching or runny nose.
3- Nicotinic acid helps relieve pollen allergy.
4- Allergic rhinitis uses pantothenic acid.
5- Bronchial asthma and dermatitis are reduced with vitamin B12.
6- Vitamin C helps in cases of respiratory allergies.
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