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19/06/2013 at 08:42
Are there any I should avoid during pregnancy? Are there any that are safe?
Due to the rubbish weather it hasn't been effecting me but the last few days it has a little bit and this morning I woke up with an itchy throat and nose that was also running! I want to take something but I have no idea if I can or not?!
19/06/2013 at 08:59
I spoke to a pharmacist yesterday about hayfever remedies (although not pg, am BFing). He recommended a nasal spray called prevlin (or something like that) - a tenner (!) in boots. Apparently you can get it on prescription but I didn't bother as I don't get it badly, I just wanted something in case I had a bad day.
19/06/2013 at 09:11
thanks, I should probably send of for my maternity exemption certificate then!!
19/06/2013 at 09:14
I donk't *think* you can take anti-histamines which most hayfever tablets contain. However, when i needed them i was BFing but not pg so i can't exactly remember the details. I'd pop to a Boots or similar and ask. There is probably something you can get on prescription.
19/06/2013 at 09:15
I've used prevalin, it's pretty good but not as good as normal anti histamine IMO. It's got no active ingredient and just works as a barrier to the pollen. You do get a nice minty smell up your nose, and it as I say it's pretty good so offers some relief.
Gemini told me about the Lloyd pharmacy allergy reliever the other day, I'm seriously considering buying one.
19/06/2013 at 09:21
there is a Lloyds just around the corner, I'll pop in today and see what they say and if they have an allerfy reliever. Thanks!
19/06/2013 at 09:35
The allergy reliever is this "thing" that you plug in and use twice a day. It looks and sounds bizarre but Gemini swears it works for her. I think she's on your 2nd try thread so you could maybe ask her before buying it as I've a feeling it's expensive.
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