The symptoms of allergic rhinitis may be worse if you are pregnant. Although you and your developing baby (fetus) are not in danger, allergic rhinitis can lead to asthma and sinusitis getting worse. It is important to discuss this with your doctor, as some medicines might be better for you and your baby than others.
The U.S. National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) recommends the following for allergies during pregnancy:1
National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (2005). Quick Reference From the Working Group Report on Managing Asthma During Pregnancy: Recommendations for Pharmacologic Treatment Update 2004 (NIH Publication No. 05-5246). Available online: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/astpreg_qr.htm.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology|
|Last Revised||June 30, 2011|