Allergies During Pregnanc

07.12.2018
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Allergies During Pregnanc

Allergies are one of the most common diseases in pregnancy, 20 % of pregnant women have an allergy. The most common allergies are cold, food and drug allergies, asthma, hypersensitivity.

What to Do When Pregnant

It is not beneficial to get any strict dietary restriction for the health of the mother and the baby in the diagnosis of any allergies. Allergic tests such as food and skin allergy tests may cause serious reactions in the mother during pregnancy. Therefore, tests should be done after birth, and mothers with allergies should avoid animal hair, dust, and cigarette smoke, especially for asthma. Women should avoid drug therapy in the first three months of pregnancy. They also avoid viral and bacterial respiratory infections.

Allergy Shots During Pregnancy

Allergy shots are not recommended to start on patients who are pregnant. If there is a treatment that has already begun, it should be continued under the control of an allergy specialist. However, in this situation doses should not be increased until after birth.  The most importing thing is allergy avoidance during pregnancy.

What Is Anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction and a disease that can be fatal if it is not treated immediately. It occurs because of bee sting or drugs such as penicillin shot, and its most common symptoms are sudden swelling in face, lips, tongue, and throat; paleness, skin redness, itching, shortness of breath, wheezing, sweating, drop in the blood pressure, fever, cardiac dysrhythmia, bruising, stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, eclampsia, respiratory standstill and loss of consciousness. In this situation, patients should be urgently taken into health facilities, because anaphylaxis causes death.

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