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Is it safe to take zicam nasal gel I am

Patient: Is it safe to take zicam nasal gel I am 10 weeks pregnant. I have had this terrible congestion for about 3 weeks and nothing is helping. I just want to be able to breath.

 

 

Doctor: Hello. Welcome to ask the doctor. We are here for your help.You seem to be suffering from Allergic congestion of t he nose and sinuses.In pregnancy, all medicines should be avoided as far as possible. So, I would advise you to get some Nasal Saline drops and instill then in each nostril 3-4 times a day. Steam inhalation should be done at least 3-4 times a day as it helps the most. You can take an anti-allergic drug like Avil, if the congestion is very severe. Avil is considered relatively safe in pregnancy.Visit your doctor and share my opinion.I hope it helps.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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