Rhinitis in medicine is understood as a set of symptoms accompanying inflammation of the tissues of the nasal cavity:
A runny nose is characterized by nasal discharge of varying intensity. These secretions are mucus, which is produced by the body in response to the actions of pathogens, allergens, dust, a sharp change in ambient temperature. This mucus moisturizes the respiratory tract and uses special enzymes and antibodies to suppress the action of viruses and bacteria.
The most common cause of a cold during pregnancy is a viral infection. As a rule, such diseases are also accompanied by fever, cough, sore throat, and general weakness. Also recently, the number of expectant mothers suffering from seasonal allergic rhinitis has been growing. A special place in the classification of this ailment in pregnant women is occupied by the so-called vasomotor rhinitis, which is caused by hormonal changes in the woman's body during the gestational period. According to various sources, this disease is observed in 50-80% of expectant mothers at any time and disappears one to two weeks after childbirth.
A runny nose itself cannot seriously harm the course of pregnancy. But it must be borne in mind that, firstly, with complicated breathing, an insufficient amount of oxygen enters the tissue, and with a prolonged state of this condition, there may be a risk of developing fetal hypoxia. Secondly, untreated rhinitis can provoke the following diseases:
Of course, to overcome acute respiratory infections and pollinosis, antiviral and antiallergenic drugs. But to speed up the treatment process and relieve rhinitis, appropriate symptomatic medications are used. The difficulty in choosing them during pregnancy is that most of them are prohibited for use during this period or can be used in exceptional cases. For example, popular vasoconstrictor drops are not recommended by doctors for expectant mothers. Among symptomatic medicines for the common cold, herbal preparations occupy a special place. According to some reports, the most prescribed of them is Pinosol.
Pinosol belongs to a group of medicines called anti-congestants. These medicines are intended to relieve swelling. Pinosol acts as follows on the nasal cavity: