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Can you use rubbing alcohol while pregnant

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
No: you can use rubbing alcohol to cleanse your hands.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes for external use only, don't drink it.
A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No need to: You should clean the cut only once and then put on a band-aid. There is no benefit to putting rubbing alcohol multiple times. Using rubbing alcohol ex... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Definitely not dangerous which begs the question as to why you are adding rubbing alcohol to your bath ? A capful in a tub of water is unlikely to hav... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
No: A little alcohol on your skin has no effect on your baby.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 39 years experience
Not likely: It's not likely you could get pregnant this way. The sperm from your boyfriend has to enter your vagina for pregnancy to become possible. It's wise to... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No worries: You are fine and your baby too,
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Sperm does not survive outside of its usual moist environments. Exposure to air drying/antiseptics/etc. inactivate sperm. I would not worry about this... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Avoid: If you are referring to the occasional sniff then that is not going to be an issue. Repetitive exposure of Isopropyl Alcohol can irritate the nose, th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Shouldn't: As a general rule no liquid/lotion/ointment you put on your skin has anything absorbed to a degree it would enter the blood. If it doesn't enter the b... Read More
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