How to treat a runny nose during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, no one is immune from the disease. This is especially dangerous, because the baby may suffer. How to treat a runny nose during pregnancy? There are various means: vasoconstrictor drops, folk remedies, ointments, etc.
For the treatment of rhinitis, people take various medications: Vibrocil, Nazivin, Nazik-Spray, Naftizin, Pharmazolin, Galazolin. They are simple and easy to use, but not all are suitable for pregnant women, are not always safe for the fetus and can adversely affect the general condition of the pregnant woman.
Rules for the use of drugs from the common cold
- Before using any drug or traditional medicine, you should consult with your doctor. Do not listen to girlfriends, moms, grandmothers. Firstly, all pregnancy proceeds differently, and secondly, every year more and more new research in medicine is carried out, which can disprove the results of previous ones.
- Carefully read the instructions for use of the drug, look for information on the effect on pregnancy.
- Use medications only in case of severe cold, if there is no positive effect from other procedures, products and means.
For most pregnant women, drugs prepared on a natural basis, such as Pinosol, are prescribed for the common cold. And it is best to replace drugs with folk remedies. Instill into the nose apple or carrot juice 5 drops 3 times a day.
It is worthwhile to start the treatment of rhinitis during pregnancy with abundant drinking, since about 2.5 liters of fluid are lost with rhinitis with mucus and this volume needs to be filled. You can drink herbal teas, fruit drinks, milk with honey, plantain infusion. But the best tea with lemon or broth hips, as they contain vitamin C, which helps the body to fight infection.
For the treatment of rhinitis in pregnancy apply saline and medical preparations. They serve to flush the nose. Preparations are made on the basis of sea water and salt. These include: Dolphin, Aquamaris, Humer, Salin.
Heat is the main thing
It must be remembered that in the treatment of rhinitis in pregnant women, the main thing is to preserve heat. To do this, wear woolen socks, preferably in them and sleep. You can also boil the nasal sinuses with boiled eggs or sandbags.
Onion and garlic
Onion-garlic inhalations effectively help fight the cold. To carry them out, you must chop the onion or garlic into slices in a teapot and pour boiling water over it. Then you can inhale alternately nostrils this infusion from the spout of the teapot. Be careful and do not burn yourself!
Now you know how to treat a runny nose during pregnancy. Be healthy!