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Im pregnant and have severe nasal congestion for past 3

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Im pregnant and have severe nasal congestion for past 3 weeks.... I also have allergies and been using afrin for years i know it isnt good but im sort of addicted right now afrin isnt helping much i tried other things nothing seeming to help now for past
two days i cant taste or smell and very uncomfortable
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
Hi and thanks for the query.
If you have nasal congestion and nasal blockage you can start on OTC Xylometazoline 1 puff thrice a day in each nostril. Since, you have had the congestion for 3 weeks now, chronic sinusitis should be considered and ruled out. I would suggest that you have your nasal passages examined by your PCP and seek a referral to an ENT specialist. This is especially because you are pregnant and special care is warranted in your case.
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