Antihistamines pregnancy

pregnancy is often complicated by the various reactions of the organism to changes in hormonal levels.Often this state is accompanied by the manifestation of allergic symptoms in women who have not had them before pregnancy.There may be loss of skin (hives, eczema), inflammation of the nasal mucosa (allergic rhinitis, sneezing, nasal congestion, and so forth.) And the internal tissues (joints) and bodies (for example, Gastrointestinal), redness and watery eyes (conjunctivitis).Allergic reactions are fraught with a number of complications: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, cramps, up to anaphylactic shock.Therefore, if any of the above forms should consult a doctor.

cause of allergies are very different: food, medicines, animals, pollen, dust and other unpredictable things. Sometimes, if the source can not be identified, doctors diagnosed "allergy pregnancy."In this case the simplification comes itself, at the stage of the placenta (12-14 weeks).

In other cases, pregnant necessary to introduce a group of antihistamines drugs, carrying braking effect of the hormone histamine (caused by various allergic conditions).Keep in mind that this group of drugs (H1-blockers) only relieves symptoms without causing the treatment itself.In addition, the appointment of any of them is not acceptable in the first trimester, when the tab is the nervous system and all organs of the unborn child.Since none of these drugs is not completely harmless for the rest of the timing of their decision on whether to accept the doctor receiving an allergist.

Classification antihistamines

Conditionally antihistamine drugs can be divided into first and second generation.First have a sedating effect, short-term impact and a rapid therapeutic effect, but are addictive (tachyphylaxis).Second are not addictive, are selective, have a prolonged (24 hours) and rapid therapeutic effect, but they are cardiotoxic.
Suprastin - the most common in the Russian first-generation antihistamine, has proven its effectiveness, manageability reactions, short therapeutic and side effects.Indicated in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions.In the summary, however, indicate contraindications in pregnancy.

Please note, some drugs are dangerous during pregnancy strictly contraindicated in pregnancy "pipolfen", "Kestin," "Astemizole", "Diphenhydramine" because they are toxic to the fetus.

"loratadine" ("Claritin") - the most common drug of the second generation, not related to cardiotoxic, pregnancy is appointed, if the threat to the mother outweighs risk to the fetus.The latter figure applies to the following medicines: "Allertek", "Feksadin" ("fexofenadine"), "Tavegil" ("Clemastine").

In some cases the effect of topical application antigimtaminov as sprays, gels and ointments.