With the onset of pregnancy, the woman’s body is rebuilt and begins its work in a completely new way. Many women complain of a change in the nose problem, someone has bleeding from the nose, stuffiness, discharge, nasal mucosa begins to thicken.
Such symptoms may appear even before you know that the pregnancy has come, and with an increase in the period, the condition may worsen. Today we will try to understand the most popular complaints of pregnant women to the above problems, as well as find out what can cause such symptoms.
Why does she have a nose during pregnancy?
As you know, the nose performs several functions, such as respiratory, olfactory and protective. The main and most important function is respiratory. During pregnancy, correct and problem-free entry of oxygen into the body is important for both the mother and the baby.
During pregnancy, the need for oxygen increases significantly in the body of a woman. Of course, a stuffy nose cannot cope with its task completely, although many women consider this phenomenon as the norm and know that it will pass with the birth of a child.
But no matter how it was there, it is undoubtedly better to help the body in this problem. It is recommended to use room humidifiers and, in most cases, it can help and ease breathing. After all, as you know, it is in the cold season, when the heating is connected, because of the dry air, a runny nose begins to appear.
Nose in pregnancy: what to do?
Very often, symptoms that pregnant women call a stuffy nose are a sign of an initial sinusitis. The mucous membrane of the nose swells, the secret does not flow out of the nose, but instead lurks and turns into a convenient breeding ground for bacteria. If you feel not only congestion, but also the fullness of the sinuses, you can follow some tips.
It is recommended to rinse the nose three times with a solution of sea salt. These drops can be purchased at a pharmacy, or you can prepare yourself – a teaspoon of sodium chloride, and better sea salt, you must dilute with 0.5 liters of water.
This procedure can be considered not only medical, but also cleansing. The procedure is best done in the bathroom, the solution is collected in the syringe and flows alternately in both nostrils. For one wash, 200 ml of solution is sufficient. In addition to salt water, it is possible to use carrot juice, squeezed at home.
And you can do your own inhalation, using medicinal herbs. Good helps thyme, calendula and sage. It is possible to use menthol oil, after the third procedure you will feel relief in breathing.
It is also recommended to increase the amount of fluid consumed. You can use fruit drinks, decoctions of herbs, milk with honey, broth of hips, tea with a slice of lemon. It is necessary to avoid being close to smokers. Massage helps a lot – massage the nasal wings, forehead and under the eyes with your fingers.
Undoubtedly, it is necessary to begin treatment only after visiting the doctor. After all, only a doctor can diagnose a disease and prescribe the right course of treatment. Do not forget that during pregnancy may cause allergies, despite the fact that they were not previously.
Strong nose in pregnancy: treatment regimen
The appearance of a cold is an alarming signal that a virus has appeared in the body of a pregnant woman, or an allergic reaction. In this case, it is necessary to consult a doctor, because it is already known that not all drugs are allowed during pregnancy.
It is recommended to drink more liquids and consume vitamin C, but you should not overdo it, a large amount of vitamin dilutes
These drugs act not only on the vessels of the nose, but also on the placenta, and the proper nutrition of the fetus and blood circulation are disturbed, which can cause oxygen starvation and disturbances in fetal development.
These drops can be taken only on the recommendation of a doctor. Try to use baby drops for the nose, burying them before going to bed, in a horizontal position. It is also recommended to change the pillow for sleep or put a second one. When using vasoconstrictor drugs, nosebleeds are possible.
Stuffy nose during pregnancy: why is this happening?
It is worth recalling that nasal congestion and runny nose are possible with hormonal changes in the body of a pregnant woman. In this case, you can be absolutely calm, because with the birth of a child, all problems with the nose will go away.
Against the background of an increased amount of the hormone progesterone, nosebleeds are regularly observed. More often in the second trimester, less often in the first.
This can also be treated calmly. If the condition worsens, the temperature rises, weakness appears, raids in the throat, mucus from the nose has a yellowish color, a visit to a specialist cannot be postponed.