But the issue of treatment is especially acute, when it comes to women in an interesting situation, who bear a double responsibility - for themselves and for the crumbs under their heart. After all, everyone knows that taking any medication is not welcome during this period. Accordingly, expectant mothers who are prone to allergies, are interested in the question, what antiallergic tablets are safe to apply in their position?
Pregnancy and "Disease of Civilization"
From the first days of pregnancy, the hormone cortisol begins to be actively produced in the female body, which is a natural protective against allergies. Thanks to the changes occurring, the strength of allergic manifestations during the period of gestation of the baby is significantly reduced, and the immunity is more "loyal" to the stimuli.
However, according to medical indicators, almost a third of future mothers suffer from allergies. There are cases when a woman first encounter this problem during the period of gestation of the baby. By the way, the reaction of the female body to various stimuli is often attributed to the first signs of pregnancy.
But at the same time, allergic women, for whom such a condition is common (for example, there is a seasonal allergy), doctors strongly recommend that this fact be taken into account when planning pregnancy, as in the first and third trimesters, the medication intake is extremely is undesirable.
However, it happens and such, that the allergy occurs, regardless of the season. Give any predictions about the course of the disease is very difficult, because each case is individual. Self-medication in this situation is strictly prohibited, therefore, if at the most crucial moment in your life you have an allergy, be sure to discuss the methods of its treatment with a specialist.
Why in pregnancy need to be wary of taking antihistamines?
Especially important in pregnancy are the first and last months. It is in the first and third trimesters that it is dangerous to take any medications, including anti-allergic drugs.
In the first weeks of pregnancy a new life is formed, in which every day vital changes occur. In the last months internal organs and systems are being formed. Any external influence, for example, taking medications, can disrupt the natural development of the process in the child's body and adversely affect the health of the baby.
How to treat allergies during pregnancy?
As you have already understood, most drugs against allergies have a contraindication regarding the period of pregnancy. Therefore, self-medication can not be discussed. After all, every mother puts the child's health first.
If you have symptoms of a "disease of civilization", then first of all go to the doctor for a consultation. Only a specialist will be able to adequately assess the severity of the disease and appoint (if necessary) the safest treatment. But in most cases, future mothers have to "endure", especially if this is a seasonal reaction.
What drugs can and can not be used during pregnancy?
Most antihistamines are not allowed in women. For example, Tavegil can not be used not only during pregnancy, but also during lactation. The fact is that this medication can significantly disrupt the development of the nervous system of the baby.
The list of banned drugs includes the well-known to many DiMedrol. The danger is that the drug can increase the uterine tone and, at a later date, provoke premature birth. Do not recommend to receive future mothers and astemizole, which has a toxic effect, and Terfenadin, which can reduce the weight of the baby.
With regard to such antiallergic drugs as Erius and Zirtek, then to date there is no data that would confirm their safe effect on the body of mummies and crumbs. But such drugs as Cleiritin, Suprastin, Cetirizine, Loratadin, although they went through all the necessary research, but they can be used only in women with medical approval. That is, only when the mother's condition can threaten the baby, and the only way to eliminate the danger is taking antihistamine medications.
Prevention is the best way for allergy during pregnancy. Perhaps she will take a lot of time and effort from you, but in this way you will protect yourself and your baby from irritants, as well as taking medication.
If you have a seasonal allergy, then doctors recommend less to be in places where flowers grow: parks, squares, gardens. Also, do not forget to wash, wash your hands and change clothes after the walk.
If you are aware of your addiction to an allergy, make sure that you have an air conditioner in your home that will maintain normal indoor humidity, which will reduce the likelihood of an allergic reaction.
Regularly spend wet cleaning in the house and changing the bed linen. Try not to use feather pillows and other "dust collectors".
During pregnancy, it is important to minimize contact with various allergens and not to test the immune system, which is already weakened by a special condition. Compliance with hypoallergenic nutrition will help you in this. To do this, all sorts of allergens should be excluded from the nutritional menu: citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, grapefruits, etc.), berries and fruits with red pigment, as well as honey, chocolate, seafood, etc.
Be healthy and take care of your baby!