I'm so sick. Stuffy nose and super congested. Have your doctors oked anything? Afrin maybe?
here is what i took when i was prego with Lilly,
I also could use my inhaler
I had problems with nasal congestion and i took Claritin daily during my first and second trimester.
Call the dr. office or nurse line to find out what you can take. You can also ask the pharmacist. I know that some nasal sprays are a no go.
From my birth center notebook:
For headache/fever: Tylenol (acetaminophen) 650mg or 2 tablets can be taken every 4 hours as needed during any trimester
For sore throat: lozenges or chloraseptic spray, or gargling with warm salt water
For cough: Robitussin DM night time cough syrup can be taken during any trimester - following directions
During second and third trimester only: Actifed, Tavist D, or Sudafed - only one at bedtime/one at daytime if needed
DO NOT USE Goldenseal
I remember using a saline nasal spray when I had a stuffy nose cold with DS. It kind of helped me blow and clear out my nose in the moment, but it didn't keep my nose from getting stuffy again. I heated water to breathe the steam and that helped some but when the weather is hot that doesn't sound very appealing.
Hope this helps
One real brand Sudafed every 6 hours, my doctor said was ok for me when I had a sinus infection.
I was told benadryl is fine and was taking that when I had my sinus infection a few weeks ago.