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Old 05-16-2008, 09:59 AM   #1
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Can I take anything for seasonal allergies?

Please! I can't take my allergies any longer. Is there anything I can take while nursing?

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Old 05-16-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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My allergist told me allegra and claritin were okay during pregnancy, so I don't see why they shouldn't be while nursing. Prednisone is a no-no though.
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I take Claritin and Benadryl
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Claritin and Benadryl are both fine. I took Claritin while nursing almost every day for several weeks because of a rash I was getting.
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Re: Can I take anything for seasonal allergies?

Claritin, allegra and zyrtec are all ok while BF. Be careful with the benadryl as it can sometimes have an effect on your milk supply.
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Re: Can I take anything for seasonal allergies?

Also, if you want something more natural, eat a little bit of local honey everyday. If it's from local bees then it'll help your body build immunities to the local pollens.
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Re: Can I take anything for seasonal allergies?

I find using Flonase and Opticrom eye drops more effective than taking Claritin.
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Re: Can I take anything for seasonal allergies?

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Also, if you want something more natural, eat a little bit of local honey everyday. If it's from local bees then it'll help your body build immunities to the local pollens.
I eat local honey with my oatmeal everyday and drink it with my mothers milk tea. It helps a little bit with my allergies. My MW said it is fine to take Allegra, Zyrtec or Claritin as well. I don't do Benydryl because I noticed my supply decreased when taking it, plus it makes me drowsy.
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