Sometimes, even before a woman found out about pregnancy, she had a nose. And until the very end of her term, she passed, sniffing. This is a fairly common phenomenon - vasomotor rhinitis or the so-called common cold of pregnant women. It is caused by hormonal changes in the body, which provoke swelling of the mucosa. Most often, this runny nose appears in the second trimester. But in the vast majority of cases it passes only after childbirth. A hormonal rhinitis does not require a special treatment. But you need to help yourself to breathe. You can use any of the following methods. But you should always start from the safest.
Unexpected continuous sneezing and abundant streams from the nose can be an allergic rhinitis. Especially if the window is spring and in full bloom. Such a diagnosis requires special measures, so you should definitely go to a specialist. But if among the symptoms of the disease you have another cough, headache, Sore throat and fever - almost one hundred percent that you picked up the virus. Treatment should be started immediately. Because the infection can be very dangerous for the baby's future, and for the pregnancy itself, in principle, especially at its early stages.
In any case, for whatever reason you have not flowed from the nose, it (this very reason) should ideally be established by the doctor. He also will tell you how it is possible and necessary to treat a runny nose during pregnancy, what to do is undesirable and which is absolutely impossible. If the doctor is not very sociable or for some reason you will not get to him, our advice and recommendations will help.
How to treat a runny nose during pregnancy
Drops in the nose. From them, probably, everything begins. Because no matter how good the method is, but it's simpler and more customary to just drip drops. And no matter how they berated pregnant women for vasoconstrictive drugs, many people use it. But we will call you again not to do this again. Try to ease your breathing in the ways suggested, if necessary - try everything! And if not one of them will not be any easier for you, only then take the vasoconstricting drug drops: Nazivin, Vibrocil, Nazik Spray, Farmazolin, Naphthysine, Galazolin. But they can not be used uncontrolled: only in the acute phase of the common cold, only in a child's dosage, only 1-2 times a day (best before bedtime) and only not more than three days. After all, along with the vessels, these means also narrow the capillaries of the placenta, which can lead to hypoxia of the fetus. In addition, they are able to raise blood pressure and provoke spasms, which you are unlikely to be happy about. After a short-term relief, the mucosal edema intensifies even more, and you have to dig in your nose literally all the time. Therefore, carefully read the instructions and do not exceed the prescribed dosage, or even better - drip less. It is also important and proven: vasoconstrictor drops are addictive. But you just can not allow this.
Where it is safer and more reliable than a drop in the nose on a natural basis, for example, Pinosol. Yes, it does not help many, but also many are satisfied. So why not try it? There are other homeopathic preparations: Euphorbium Compositum spray, Evamenol ointment and others.
Do not forget about washing the nose. To do this, you can make or buy saline, but it is better and more convenient to use ready-made preparations based on sea water and salt: Aquamaris, Dolphin, Salin, Humer. And you can wash your nose with a decoction of sage or chamomile.
Try as a nasal drip carrot or apple juice, as well as herbal infusions. Just pour in 6-8 drops of juice in each nostril 3-4 times a day.
And the most devoted mothers can make soda-tannic drops for themselves. Brew a teaspoon of tea in a glass of boiling water and evaporate for 15 minutes, then strain and add a teaspoon of baking soda. Such a solution is instilled by 1-2 pipettes into each nostril 2-3 times a day.
Drinking with a cold
A lot of drinking is necessary not only with coughing during pregnancy and with fever, but in the same way with a cold. After all, every day with mucus your body loses up to 2.5 liters of fluid, and these losses must be filled. Among the suitable drinks - traditionally teas, fruit drinks, herbal infusions, milk with honey. And best of all - a vitaminized drink with ascorbic acid: broth of wild rose, currant juice, tea with lemon. To properly prepare a decoction of rose hips, it is necessary to boil the dried inflorescences for 3-5 minutes with the addition of a small amount of sugar. So it is possible to preserve and not destroy the long-term temperature effect of curative vitamin C, which will fight the infection, preventing its binding to cells.
From the cold and sinusitis helps hot infusion of plantain, leaves of wild strawberry or St. John's wort: 2 tablespoons of any herbs pour a glass of boiling water, insist 30 minutes, strain and drink half a glass 2-3 times a day. The same broth can be prepared from leaves of mother-and-stepmother, willow bark and oregano grass.
Procedures for treating a runny nose during pregnancy
Thermal procedures. It is impossible to soar legs and put mustard during pregnancy, as well as to apply many other thermal procedures. But local heat does not hurt. Wear warm wool socks and even sleep in socks. Nasal sinuses can be warmed with boiled eggs, a bag of salt or sand. But be careful: do not burn yourself. In general it is good to have a blue lamp for such purposes - and in the future it will be useful for the baby too.
Inhalations. The onion-garlic inhalations from the common cold are very good. To do this, slice the onions and garlic into the brewer, pour them with boiling water and breathe alternately each nostril, putting them to the tip of the teapot. But be careful not to burn the mucous membrane.
Great for inhalation menthol oil and herbal infusions. 3-4 daily procedures lasting 5 minutes will greatly facilitate your breathing.
Comfortable conditions. First of all - fresh circulating air. Ventilate the room as many times as possible (if it is not a seasonal allergic rhinitis, and you have a poplar under the window).
Take a pillow for sleep or put it under your own one. It will reduce mucosal edema, facilitate breathing and, therefore, improve the quality of sleep during illness.
Massage. To reduce the stuffiness of the nose, a simple massage will help: massage the tips of the index fingers of the point at the outer base of the nostrils. You can then use the ointment Doctor Mom or good old balm Asterisk. Apply balm on the bridge of the nose, the outer corners of the nostrils, whiskey and those places on the face, where you feel discomfort. You can do this several times a day.
Certainly, a runny nose during pregnancy should be treated. After all, it's hard not only for you to breathe, but for your baby too. However, no matter what caused the nasal congestion, choose the safest methods to combat this phenomenon. Know that it will not always be like this, it's only necessary to wait a bit, helping yourself and the future child to breathe more freely. So, picking up a bottle of medicine drops, think twice.