Allergies/antihistamines while TTC or PG
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|Thu, 09-17-2009 - 12:27am|
Hi everyone! I've got a question for any BTDT moms or anyone with allergies and/or an opinion...
I've got this annoying allergy that causes itchy hives that drive me nuts. The dermatologist who diagnosed me told me to take Zyrtec once a day, but that once I knew I was pregnant I should switch to Benadryl (and try to avoid taking antihistamines altogether if possible). When I looked it up online though, it seemed like Benadryl and Zyrtec were in the same "danger" category (B) for pregnant women and some info even seemed to suggest that Benadryl was less safe. I'm working hard to manage the allergies without medication as much as possible, but know I'm not going to be able to make it forever without some use of antihistamines.
Anyone suffer from allergies while pregnant or have any thoughts on this? I'm planning on asking my midwife once I'm actually pregnant but am just curious what others have been told or know about this.