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Both nasal congestion and bleeding from the nose with common conditions that are associated with colds, infections or allergic processes. And it is that hormonal changes, especially the increase in progesterone and estrogens, cause increase blood flow in mucous membranes, and this is the main cause of both congestion and a higher frequency of nasal bleeding.
The nasal congestionIt is that feeling of a stuffy nose and greater difficulty in breathing. The first thing to know is that obstetricians and gynecologists advise against the use of drugs for nasal decongestion as they can be associated with cases of fetal infarction.
For this reason, and except in specific cases prescribed by doctors, it is usually resorted to Natural medicine.
- The most recommended method are saline solutions. This is what is known as 'sea water'. They clean the nose and can be used as many times as desired.
- Drink plenty of water. Not only is it essential during pregnancy for good health and well hydration, but it also helps hydrate the nasal mucosa.
- Avoid dry and hot environments and the use of heaters.
- On the contrary, it is advisable to use humidifiers as they help to decongest, however, they are not recommended for asthmatic pregnant women, as they can cause a crisis.
- Do not use highly concentrated perfumes and do not come into contact with irritating products.
The nosebleed, it is common for it to happen spontaneously during pregnancy when the woman blows her nose. To try to avoid it:
- Food helps. Vitamin C strengthens the capillaries and reduces the risk of bleeding.
- Blow your nose gently and sneeze with your mouth open without suppressing the sneeze is more than advisable.
- If the nose is very dry and there are cracks, the holes can be lubricated with petroleum jelly.
If your nose bleeds, sit down and lean forward slightly. Clamp the holes with your thumb and index finger and breathe through your mouth. Hold this position until the blood clots. Don't turn your head back to avoid swallowing the blood, which could make you vomit or nauseous.
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