Dr Mohammad Waleed Bin Fawad, Dr Saniya khakwani, Dr Ayesha Latif
Allergic symptoms are observed in every fifth pregnant woman, and the most common reactions are in the form of asthma and rhinitis. Allergies can be present before pregnancy and are often promoted through pregnancy. It is important to carefully diagnose allergies and asthma and manage them as it adversely impacts both the mother and the baby. For allergic diagnosis, it is preferred to carry out an anamnestic investigation and in vitro testing. The skin testing and provocation tests are usually preferred to be done after the childbirth. It is imperative to avoid consumption and exposure to confirm allergens and initiate allergen immunotherapy during pregnancy. Patients who were already having immunotherapy before pregnancy, must continue and maintain their treatment. However, the allergen dose must not be increased further. It is important to carefully prescribe the symptomatic medications and their doses to prevent any future complications.