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Nose spray while pregnant TM CPST Due July 25 (boy); 2 kids; Hi, TX, United States 10959 posts
28th Dec '12

Are there any medicated nose sprays safe to take while pregnant? Saline isn't doing the trick... I've called my OB but sometimes it takes forever for them to call me back, I've had them not call back before too.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22298 posts
28th Dec '12

try a netti pot

Bree-L 2 kids; California 263 posts
28th Dec '12

I had HORRIBLE trouble breathing when I was pregnant with my first and all I found that was safe to use was saline, but eventually, my doctor allowed me to use Afrin later into my pregnancy. BUT I got his approval FIRST before using it because you're really not supposed to use anything other than saline. Afrin worked WONDERS! I could breathe within 5 minutes! But it's highly addictive so they don't allow you to take it for more than 2 days :( Sorry - but you're going to HAVE to get your doc's approval for this one :(

TM CPST Due July 25 (boy); 2 kids; Hi, TX, United States 10959 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bree-L:</b>" I had HORRIBLE trouble breathing when I was pregnant with my first and all I found that was safe to use ... [snip!] ... don't allow you to take it for more than 2 days :( Sorry - but you're going to HAVE to get your doc's approval for this one :("</blockquote>




Thanks, I'll ask when he calls. I'm only 10w so it's probably a no go lol

TM CPST Due July 25 (boy); 2 kids; Hi, TX, United States 10959 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Blythe.:</b>" try a netti pot"</blockquote>




I forget I have one. Never used it before! I'll see if that works first, thanks for reminding me!

Bree-L 2 kids; California 263 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting TM CPST:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Bree-L:</b>" I had HORRIBLE trouble breathing when I was pregnant ... [snip!] ... approval for this one :("</blockquote> Thanks, I'll ask when he calls. I'm only 10w so it's probably a no go lol"


You're welcome! :) And yeah, 10 weeks is probably going to be a no :( Sorry! Hang in there!

~chel~ Due June 2 (boy); 1 child; Kentucky 134 posts
28th Dec '12

You could probably ask a pharmacist if your OB won't get back to you. I ask questions all the time at the Wal-mart pharmacy. They usually know what is safe during pregnancy for over the counter meds. If you need a script, you will obviously have to talk to your Dr, otherwise pharmacists are a lot of help :)

TM CPST Due July 25 (boy); 2 kids; Hi, TX, United States 10959 posts
28th Dec '12

How many times a day can I use the neti pot? And can you use icks while pregnant? I'm tired of not being able to breathe out my nose at night.