Don’t let allergies get out of hand during pregnancy

Some women will develop “allergies” for the first time during pregnancy, but in most cases, they have a condition called “rhinitis of pregnancy.” Photo: Pexels

(Todd A. Mahr/Medical XPress) — Pregnancy should be a special time, but allergies can make you miserable.

It is estimated that up to 20% of pregnant women suffer with allergies.

In some cases, women may notice that their allergy symptoms become even more troublesome during pregnancy. This may be due to hormonal changes. Interestingly, some women’s allergies stay the same or even disappear while pregnant.

It is even more important during pregnancy to use appropriate allergen avoidance measures depending on the cause of your allergies, as this is safest approach to management.

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