You will need
- - sea salt;
- - antihistamines;
- - aloe;
- - Kalanchoe;
- - chamomile;
- - calendula.
Stuffy nose during pregnancy is not always a symptom of a cold, so if there are no other signs of illness, you can try to eliminate the discomfort without medication. Rinse the nose with a weak solution of sea salt (teaspoon of salt in a glass of water) and perform simple breathing exercises. Hold your right nostril, breathe in deeply through the left, then hold it and exhale through the right. Repeat the same exercise, but only started the other nostril.
Massage first the nose and then the nose wings. Repeat the procedure several times until you feel improvement. The effectiveness of massage will be higher if you hold it in the bathroom where hot water flows. Thus you will kill two birds with one stone: moisturize dry nasal mucosa and facilitate breathing.
Sometimes nasal congestion is a symptom of allergies. And during pregnancy it also affects even those women who had not previously experienced hypersensitivity to certain substances. In any case, exclude from the diet of allergenic foods and consult your doctor about taking antihistamines.
If nasal congestion is accompanied by deterioration of health, pain in the throat and cough, the cause is most likely a normal virus. Drink rich in vitamin C broth hips. It will spur the immune system and accelerates recovery. Rinse nose with salt water, but a decoction of herbs (chamomile, calendula, etc.). To facilitate breathing bury in each nostril aloe juice or Kalanchoe.
If nasal congestion persists, despite the measures taken, contact your physician or ENT doctor. Specialist will pick the drug, approved for use during pregnancy.