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Thanks for all of your help below re. sinus issues
July 5 2012 at 3:37 PM
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Thank you all for your advice and helpful warnings! ALM, thanks for posting about Rhinocort. I went to the ENT today and he said he would prescribe Rhinocort (category B, so I guess that's better than C, if not perfect) and I'll use it once at night. Hopefully just a few days of it will be enough.
He also said I could, at the same time, dilute Afrin... I could take the top off, empty it half way and add saline to dilute it and then each time it hits the half way point again, add more saline so it gets continuously diluted.
What do you all think of these two plans? Is category B ok?
He also absolutely without a doubt DISAGREES with my OB and RE about using Sudafed, plain or otherwise, at any point it pregnancy. It's a category C, so he advises against it. So strange that doctors still say it's the only ok med to take!
Cat B is def better than C. My Dr says that C should only be taken if the benefits outweigh the risks, which they don't in the case of a cold. I've used Rhinocort for allergies and it was great. My insurance didn't cover it though, so I wasn't able to continue past the sample from the Dr. If you run into insurance issues, just get a prior authorization and make sure your ENT specifically states that you can't use anything else because of early pregnancy. Hope you feel better soon.