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can pregnant women use orajel

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Not in excess: And consult with your obgyn and dentist. Hope this helps.

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Sure.: Benzocaine is the main ingredient of orajel; when used within reason (not excessive amounts, nor for too long) it is expected to be safe for use durin ... Read More
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Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Unknown: Orajel is a pregnancy category c drug, which means that we don’t have any data on its potential problems in humans. Best to consult with a dentist to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Orajel is the same as topical anesthetic which is often used as an numbing agent prior to injections of local anesthetic. It penetrates only the outer ... Read More
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Yes, but...: Why is "dental pain" being "treated" with orajel? Most dental pain comes from infection or inflammation. Guess what isn't safe for the baby?!? Strong ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, but: Yes, but 1) there is a reason for the pain. See dentist to diagnose and treat problem. Not good to have dental/oral infection while pregnant. 2) Use ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jaime Marks
11 years experience Family Medicine
Oragel or Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally considered safe in pregnancy. Oragel would be ok as well.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You really should see you dentist. The orajel will only get mild relief and is noet much help
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
No problems: Orajel should be safe to use during pregnancy.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: No problem with this. Do not overdo it because you may make it worse. Warm salt water rinses (1 tsp/8oz ) 4-5 times a day really help. Dry the area wi ... Read More
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Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low carb/low sugar: A diet low in sugar and carbs will minimize weight gain and the size of the baby. It will also decrease the risk of gestational diabetes.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Childbirth classes: Call your hospital and ask about childbirth classes. This is a good way to meet women in your shoes. Also cal the la leche league.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: But why would you?
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