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Is benzocaine safe for pregnant women

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Dr. Gary Roach
41 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Should pose no problems.

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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Pregnancy Treatment: Orajel might be safe if used according to directions but it will do nothing to alleviate the cause of the pain. Please see a dentist asap! Under alm ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Wrong Approach: You should be consulting with your dentist to determine what is amiss with that tooth. Your dentist will consult with your OBGYN and together they wil ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not a problem: Topical medications do not enter the bloodstream and will not effect your baby. Relax and "enjoy" your pregnancy as much as possible. Oral or injected ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
N-acetylcysteine is.: The glutathione precursor n-acetyl-cysteine is class b (i.e. Safe) in pregnancy and lactation. It is administered in cases of tylenol (acetaminophen) ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes! Consult your MD: Paracetamol is another name for acetaminohen ( trade name *tylenol). It is can be used for minor aches, headaches and other minor pain during pregnan ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Several are "safe": Some antifungals for skin or vaginal use are "safe" in pregnancy, meaning that the number of birth defects are the same whether or not the antifungals ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Several are "safe": Some antifungals for skin or vaginal use are "safe" in pregnancy, meaning that the number of birth defects are the same whether or not the antifungals ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Many medications are tested, and most medications will have a catagory that will say what the safety is during pregnancy, some meds are totally safe a ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: There are many types of ginseng -- asian, chinese, siberian, american, etc. But a few types of asian/eastern ginseng have been shown to cause birth de ... Read More
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