But in addition to the common cold, there are a number of reasons why a future mother may experience difficulties with nasal breathing. The most common during pregnancy is the so-called rhinitis of pregnant women, when due to hormonal changes and changes in the body, the woman has a nose for almost all 9 months. Often in pregnant women develop allergic reactions (for example, on pollen of plants), which was not observed in the old life.
In general, no matter what the cause of the stuffy nose and obstructed nasal breathing during pregnancy, but somehow you definitely need to be saved. And then mummies often resort to Naphtizin.
At first glance, Naftizin is very good: it costs a penny, it helps quickly and tangibly. But soon you realize that you are dependent on these drops, and the previous effect is not observed. What is the danger of Naphthyzin?
Can Naphthyzine be Pregnant?
Naphthyzine is a vasoconstricting drop that does not heal anything, but it removes the symptom and facilitates the condition. They act instantly, through which they deserve the people's love. Immediately after instillation, swelling is removed, breathing is restored, the release of mucus decreases - and life becomes more fun. But soon the effect passes, and for the repeated reception of happiness it is necessary to drip a new dose. Over time, the frequency and number of droplets increase, and the perception of odors by the nose decreases. Mucous dries up, capillaries lose the ability to resume and recover (that is, narrow and expand naturally without the involvement of an external stimulant), as a result, there comes a real dependence, similar to the drug.
But in addition to the fact that over time, the effectiveness of Naphthyzin is significantly reduced, and the nasal mucosa is atrophied, there are other risks. First, cases of poisoning with naphthyzin in young children are more often recorded. Secondly, it has a number of side effects and contraindications. Thirdly, the use of the drug during pregnancy has not been studied, so there is no reason to consider it safe. But the dangerous - on the contrary, if only because it narrows the blood vessels not only in the nose, but also quite likely in the placenta, causing hypoxia in the fetus.
Therefore, doctors do not recommend using Naphthyzine during pregnancy and for children under one year of age, and in all other cases - it is extremely rare to resort to it. Do not drip your nose with Naphthyzine for more than 4-5 days in a row. Try to replace it with other, safer, and even permitted for babies nasal drops. And even better - often rinse the nasal passages to prevent the accumulation of mucus in them. For this, preparations like Aquamaris or a common saline solution are suitable.
There is no direct contraindication to the use of Naphthyzin during the period of gestation. However, the instructions to the drug indicate that resort to his help during pregnancy can be only on strict indications, when the likely benefits of such therapy will significantly exceed the potential harm to the fetus. This means that there is no clinical data on the effect of Naphthyzin on the unborn child.
As for specific contraindications, when Naphthyzin is categorically prohibited for use, the following are indicated in the annotation to the drug:
- the age of the child is up to 1 year;
- an allergic rhinitis;
- Chronic cold;
- diabetes mellitus;
- severe atherosclerosis;
- some eye diseases;
- Hypersensitivity to naphazoline.
It is also not possible to combine the use of Naphthyzine with MAO inhibitors simultaneously and use these drugs for another two weeks after the end of Naphthysin therapy.
Instructions for use
However, many women do not look at bans and almost all of the pregnancies are saved by these drops, giving birth to absolutely healthy children, they said. You have every right to do the same or something else. After all, in any case, the responsibility for your actions falls on your shoulders. Especially when you are aware of the possible risks.
If you decided to resort to the help of Naphthyzin, you should know that this medication can not be used more than 3-4 times a day, and during pregnancy it is better to limit 1-2 times. In this case, in each nostril at a time should be instilled only 1-2 drops. In general, the method of administration and the dosage regimen of the solution are prescribed by the physician.
If you have recently used Naphthyzin, then the possibility of re-use of it should be discussed with an otolaryngologist.
Maybe, indeed, do we often exaggerate the risks that await us and our future children? But it is quite possible and vice versa - sometimes underestimated? .. So be careful to your health!