Otorhinolaryngological Manifestations in lactating women

Otorhinolaryngological manifestations of pregnancy are myriad. Pregnancy initiates a unique set of physiologic changes in a woman’s body. These changes are commonly manifested as complaints concerning the head and neck. From common findings such as rhinitis and epistaxis, lesions to more rare disorders of the inner ear may be seen .We should be familiar with these conditions for optimal reassurance, expectant management or treatment of the gravid female. It is especially important to be aware of the possible effects of any medication, on the mother and foetus and to consult the treating obstetrician prior to writing any prescriptions. Most of them are benign and self limited.