On really bad allergy days, I also take Claritin and Benadryl at night.
In an effort to take control of my allergies in a more natural way (I'm really not much on taking drugs during pregancy--all of my daily pills are vitamins!), I am also doing a daily sinus rinse, gargling with salt water 2x a day to control the massive sore throat I have 24/7, and sniffing Eucalyptus oil to open up the sinuses. Yes, I feel like I'm in a chemist's laboratory at times!
I'm not gonna lie...the sinus rinse is
So I'm a bit like a pill-popping chemist these days. Anything to keep the more dangerous drugs out of my body! (The nurse practitioner was trying to give me a nasal steroid the other day, but I said NO THANKS! It was a level C, which made me a little nervous when taking it wasn't really necessary.)