As you know, during pregnancy the woman's organism "undergoes" a whole hormonal reorganization (blood flow increases, the level of female sex hormones increases), which provokes swelling of the nasal mucosa, as a result of which it "flows" all the time, difficulty breathing, a woman often sneezes. Most often, rhinitis during pregnancy begins in the second or third trimester and almost every second expectant mother suffers from it. Rhinitis of pregnant women is often similar to allergic.
Treatment of rhinitis in pregnancy
Rhinitis during pregnancy does not require specific treatment, Because after the birth the mucous nose soon comes back to normal. This runny nose can not harm future mother and her baby. It also does not affect the course of pregnancy itself. Sometimes, with a prolonged runny nose, a woman has sinusitis, which makes the mucous membrane of the nose more permeable for infections. In such cases, it is necessary to consult an otolaryngologist.
The main condition for the treatment of rhinitis in pregnancy is the safety of the future mother and her baby. Unfortunately, most known cold remedies do not meet these requirements, because they can penetrate the placenta, harming this child. So, it is impossible to treat rhinitis during pregnancy with all the vasoconstricting drops that are familiar to us, as this can provoke the development of hypoxia (oxygen starvation) of the fetus and a violation of its development. This is explained by the fact that drops, narrowing the vessels, together with them affect the narrowing of the capillaries of the placenta.
Rhinitis in pregnancy can give future mothers a lot of inconvenience, because difficult nasal breathing - the state is rather uncomfortable. It should also be borne in mind that when the mouth is forced to breathe, the risk of colds increases. Rhinitis in pregnancy can disturb a woman's sleep, so she will be constantly tired and tired. In acute rhinitis, there may be an increased risk of developing chronic sinusitis or ear infection.
If rhinitis during pregnancy is very annoying and also accompanied by symptoms such as sneezing, sore throat and cough, first visit lora for the exclusion of colds, inflammatory or allergic rhinitis.
When confirming the diagnosis of "rhinitis of pregnant women" you should be prescribed a course of medical measures aimed at alleviating nasal breathing. But it is preferable to treat it with natural remedies. You can do inhalation with the addition of menthol oil. Also, washing the nose with broths of herbs (sage, chamomile) or with the help of warm salt water will also help.
Prevention of rhinitis in pregnancy
If you have not avoided rhinitis during pregnancy, you can still feel better by following the following simple recommendations:
- humidity in the house, which will help to avoid feeling dry in the nose;
- Avoid the influence of various stimuli, primarily cigarette smoke;
- use plenty of water and try to avoid caffeinated drinks, as they can trigger dehydration;
- Dress for the season, because during pregnancy, immunity is very low and the woman needs to take special care of her health;
- Sleep on a slightly raised cushion (about under the kut 40?).
Lovely future moms, remember that self-medicate, take any medications to treat rhinitis during pregnancy without examination and doctor's recommendations can not, because now you should take care not only yourself, but also his future child. Health to you!