Pregnant mothers don’t want to be plagued by rhinitis?Yes, doing five "important" is the prerequisite

Medical Guidance: Chief Physician of Mai Fei, Department of ENT, Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Guangdong Province

Xiaomin was still suffering from rhinitis in his school days. After treatment, he had not suffered for several years. But what he did not expect was that after being upgraded to expectant mothers, the annoying rhinitis came to the door again. Every day, there were every day.For a period of time, like a cold: nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, especially after getting up in the morning, sneezing continuously, and sometimes the nose was stuffed at night, it was really miserable.

Take medicine, for fear of affecting the baby in the belly, don’t take medicine, frequent sneezing and nasal congestion also make her uncomfortable.Is it possible to suffer from rhinitis during pregnancy?

Many people have been plagued by rhinitis, and expectant mothers during pregnancy are no exception. There have been reports that about 20 % of pregnant women will be plagued by rhinitis. Some expectant mothers even have rhinitis before pregnancy, but they are given rhinitis after pregnancy."Two".Although rhinitis during pregnancy is not a big problem. Most of them will automatically disappear with the end of pregnancy and will not leave any sequelae.Severe even affects sleep.

This is mainly related to hormone changes in the pregnancy.After pregnancy, the level of hormones in expectant mothers is higher than before pregnancy. At this high hormone level, the nasal mucosa is congested, edema, and increased sensitivity, so symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing, and runny nose appear.For this pregnancy rhinitis, pregnant mothers do not have to worry too much. Generally, after childbirth, most of them can be relieved as the hormone level decreases.

So, is there some safe and effective prevention and relief methods that allow these pregnant mothers who are plagued by rhinitis to spend this special period comfortably?

First, pay attention to nasal hygiene: Pay more attention to the nasal hygiene in the nasal time. When the outdoor air is not good, such as the haze is relatively large, or when the cold weather is cold, try to reduce the out. If you must go out, you can wear a mask.

2. Pay attention to the environmental hygiene of the living room: To keep the indoor ventilation and ventilation, when a relatively dry climate, you can use the humidifier to increase the air humidity and change the pillow and bedding to avoid dust and mold breeding.

3. Improve the body’s immunity: When the immunity decreases, it will also cause rhinitis to take advantage of it.Therefore, pregnant mothers should not relax and exercise after pregnancy. Even if it is cold, it cannot always be nesting at home. Proper outdoor exercise is helpful for improving the body’s immunity and resistance to the disease.The crowd -intensive places are fun. When the weather changes, pay attention to increase or decrease clothes in time to prevent colds.

Fourth, to correctly identify rhinitis and colds: Some pregnant mothers are prone to confuse rhinitis with colds, mistakenly think that it is a cold, and take some cold medicine by themselves. This is inappropriate.

Although rhinitis is very similar to a cold, there are still differences: Generally speaking, colds can improve in about a week, accompanied by symptoms such as fever and general fatigue. Allergic rhinitis is usually recurrent. Each occurAfter maintaining a period of time, it returns to normal. Itching, nasal congestion, sneezing, and runny nose are its typical clinical symptoms.

Therefore, if the pregnant mother has repeatedly sneezing and runny nose, it is best to go to the hospital to see if the doctor who is looking for the otolaryngology department is diagnosed with rhinitis.

5. Do not refuse to treat when rhinitis is severe: Careful use of medication during pregnancy, but it does not mean that the medication cannot be used at all. Therefore, if the rhinitis of pregnant mothers is serious, it has affected daily life.It affected the quality of sleep at night, or the frequent sneezing and severe sneezing of pregnant mothers caused headache and irritability, so you should consider medication.

Otherwise, it may also affect the health of the baby in the palace.But when taking medicine, be sure to take it under the guidance of a doctor. Do not take medicine yourself.

(Correspondent: Lin Huifang)

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