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Can you take oral medication and receive allergy shots while pregnant?

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If you take oral medications to control your asthma, you may want to talk to your doctor about a change to your regimen since there is not as much evidence on safety.

If you already receive allergy shots, you can safely continue to do so. However, they should not be initiated during pregnancy.

The most appropriate thing to do is to talk to your doctor, who will look at how severe your asthma is and what treatment is appropriate for you while you're pregnant.

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Asthma, Allergies, and Pregnancy: Tips to Remember." American Lung Association: "Asthma." National Asthma Education and Prevention Program : "Managing Asthma During Pregnancy: Recommendations for Pharmacologic Treatment."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on May 22, 2019

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Asthma, Allergies, and Pregnancy: Tips to Remember." American Lung Association: "Asthma." National Asthma Education and Prevention Program : "Managing Asthma During Pregnancy: Recommendations for Pharmacologic Treatment."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on May 22, 2019

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