According to statistics,from 5 to 20% of pregnant womensusceptible to allergies. Such a phenomenon can create significant inconvenience for the future mom, so it is very important to know how to deal with it, and even better to prevent it.
About 50% of pregnant women at 11–12 weeks suffer from acute rhinitis (sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose). This is normal. But allergies can also bother you in this way. Now - the most comfortable time for it - flowers, trees, various plants harmful to us have blossomed. In addition, the cause of allergic rhinitis can even be ordinary household dust or pet hair.
A more serious disease is bronchial asthma. A woman often knows about her before conception, and during pregnancy does not often appear - about 2% of pregnant women. Such an unpleasant phenomenon throughout the period must be controlled by a doctor. At 24-36 weeks you may have an exacerbation of the disease, but you should not worry - 4-5 weeks before giving birth there is always an improvement.
Allergic manifestations can be very much: the skin can suffer. Future moms may experience atopic dermatitis or urticaria. Again - this is not a reason for serious concern, because now medicine has leaped far ahead and is always ready to defend your body and baby.
If you are not familiar with your allergens, go to an allergist and immunologist. The doctor will make special allergy tests for sensitivity.
Of course, it is best not to wait for an allergic reaction and not to think that it will not touch you, but to take preventive measures. To start, go to an allergist and an immunologist. If you are not familiar with your allergens, the doctor will make special allergy tests for sensitivity. So you can protect yourself and your baby in such a quivering period of life.
It is very important to maintain a hypo-allergenic diet during pregnancy.. Do not eat: nuts, eggs, caviar, black and red, honey, seafood, milk, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, citrus fruits, chocolate. Try not to eat salty, pepper, spicy and pickled foods.This does not mean at all that if you are keen to eat a sour cucumber, you need to suffer and move the cherished jar away from you. It is just worth restraining your excessive urge to such unhealthy food, thinking about your health and the development of the baby.
Do not restrict the use of mom and karapuzu can cereal, vegetables and fruits (not bright colors). For example, pears, apples, currants, potatoes, cabbage and cucumbers can safely eat, and as much as your heart desires (and crumbs too). Also enjoy any amount of boiled veal, poultry or rabbit, drink kefir.
It is strictly forbidden:
- Smoking, not only active, but also passive, and also hookah (violation of this rule is fraught with underdevelopment of the lungs in a child, fetal development and the appearance of atopic dermatitis after birth);
- contact with cats, dogs and other fluffy animals (during pregnancy, an allergic reaction to wool may occur). If you want to have a pet, there are special breeds of cats and dogs for allergy sufferers.
Of course, you know that any drugs are undesirable during pregnancy, but when the question arises about their use, you need to clearly assess the need for, taking into account the benefits and harms.
A competent allergist will help you choose the right medicine. And do not try to ask for advice from a medical assistant at a pharmacy - no matter how he is a specialist, he does not know your body, and is not familiar with the medical card. An allergist will not only select the treatment, but will constantly monitor its effectiveness. In this case, the doses will be small, and the duration of administration will be reduced to a minimum.
If he offers a choice of several drugs, stop at the one that you are familiar with and have long established themselves in the market, even if the manufacturer of the new product convinces you of significant effectiveness.
Take care of yourself! Do not self-medicate, remember about a healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude, because in your position you need only positive emotions. Be cheerful - and then you will spend all nine months of waiting for the little sun in the halo of happiness.