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can i use icy hot if i am pregeant

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Try heating pad: A heating paid allows you to control the level of heat to the affected area instead of icy hot pads. Do not place the heating pad on your pregnant abd ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Icy hot on what?: The use of Icy Hot packs should only be on sore muscles and not placed on your developing abdomen at this time. Consult with your OB MD who should be ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sure: topical treatments should be safe for the baby
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Use as directed. The less, the better.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Evans II
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Better solution: Better to use an old fashion water bottle with either cold or hot water in it that way you avoid the risk of chemical exposure. A water bottle comes ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Icy/hot is a topical preparation and may help with sore muscles and back associated with pregnancy.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You don't get any systemic absorption of this so it is safe
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: there should be no problem with using icy hot for your legs. Be careful you don't get it anywhere that can burn or in your eyes. There is minimal to ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends on location: If you are placing this on your shoulder or back, it is not a problem. However, if you have any doubts or are placing this anywhere near your abdomen ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There is not a problem applying external heat rubs for control of muscular pain during pregnancy. Icyhot has a strong odor. Try a brand called biofr ... Read More
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