Natural Remedies for Nasal Congestion During Pregnancy
Try the following ways to relieve your nasal congestion during pregnancy naturally:
Consult Your Doctor on Medication
Do not take prescription or over-the-counter decongestants, antihistamines, or cortisone nasal sprays without your doctor’s advice since some of them are not safe to take while pregnant.
Keep the Air in the Bedroom Moist
Humidify your bedroom air any time your central heating is on. (A warm-mist vaporizer works well.)
Keep Nasal Membranes Moist
Keep your nasal membranes from drying out to reduce your chance of nose bleeds, another nuisance of pregnancy. They are usually mild and temporary enough to be controlled by a few minutes of pressure on the nostrils.
Use facial steamers (available in cosmetic departments and beauty supply stores) to loosen secretions and relieve sinus congestion.
Saline Spray for Nasal Congestion during Pregnancy
Over-the-counter saline nasal spray is a safe and effective way to flush out a stuffy nose. Soon after delivery your nasal passages should be less congested.