Sinusitis During Pregnancy
When sinusitis occurs during pregnancy, treatment may be a problem due to the recommendation that medication be generally avoided during this time.
For allergic sinusitis medication such as chlorpheniramine, loratadine, doxylamine, brompheniramine, phenindamine, pheniramine, triprolidine, and diphenhydramin may be used to deal with the symptoms. These antihistamines are generally safer during pregnancy than others. If the sinusitis is caused by bacteria, an antibiotic like amoxicillin may be prescribed.
Treatment of Sinusitis during Pregnancy
Pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine should not be used as decongestants while pregnant. Guaifenesen can be substituted instead to help clear the air passages.
A drug free alternative to help clear your sinuses is flushing them out with a saline solution. A nebulizer can also be used with a saline solution to help flush out your airways. You can make your own solution for nasal rinsing by mixing 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 2 cups of water. It is recommended to use distilled water when mixing the solution. If you don’t have access to distilled water, filtered or boiled water may be used.