Sometimes a woman who is pregnant, becomes subject to a variety of allergens, to which before her body was quite sensitive. This phenomenon provokes the immune system of the expectant mother, which, in order not to harm the fetus, begins not so eager to protect the body from the effects of the environment.

The types of allergies in pregnant women

Allergy in pregnant women does not differ from common allergies. The most common symptoms are sudden swelling of the throat or mucous, watery eyes, severe cold, intense sneezing and hacking cough.

There are dangerous manifestations of Allergy. Include such of anaphylactic shock and angioedema. Fortunately, your allergic reactions are very rare, particularly anaphylactic shock occurs only in one case in a million.

Prevention of Allergy

As you know, fully recover from allergic diseases is almost impossible, but prevention can prevent unpleasant consequences. Sticking to these simple rules, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of allergies:

First and foremost, pregnant women should completely refrain from Smoking and other harmful habits. You need to understand that in most cases maternal Smoking leads to the risk of developing serious health problems in her child: bronchial asthma, diseases of the cardiovascular system, lung diseases and mental disorders.

In order to be less susceptible to various allergens, it is necessary to maintain cleanliness in the house – namely, to do daily wet cleaning. You should also ensure that has been stamped rugs, blankets and other items that just collects dust.

A pregnant woman should not be in contact with animals, though it does not matter, whether they cause allergies to pregnancy. Pet hair is one of the most common sources of allergens.

Woman "in" you need to watch your diet and eat only those foods which can very rarely cause allergies. In particular, it is desirable to eliminate from the diet citrus fruits: oranges, tangerines, lemons, grapefruits.

If too frequent Allergy symptoms it is impossible to independently experiment with the use of medicines. Only a qualified allergist can determine what exactly caused the Allergy. If it is not possible to get on reception to the allergist, you can ask for the advice of a gynecologist.