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is it ok to use hemorrhoid cream while pregnant

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hemorrhoid ?'s: Anusol or over the counter hemorrhoid creams are OK in pregnancy, but do not expect more than (very) temporary relief. This is common in pregnancy, a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Recheck: Hate to say it, but if same pain in same spot, may have closed and clot still there, or incision did not get it all, or due to another issue. Needs re ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Proctocream: Any topical creams are safe in pregnancy, such as proctocream or preparation-h.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
It is a class C drug: in pregnancy. I would only use it in the first trimester if absolutely necessary.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: If not directly on nipple, no problems.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes: I always say check with your obstetrician first, but my answer is "yes", as long as you are not drinking it. The benefits will outweigh any risks.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Too strong: Hydrocortisone is the only steroid to use on hemorrhoids. Stronger ones can lead to atrophy and incontinence!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It treats "the fungus among us" even in pregnancy safely.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
It's safe: I don't think it has any harms.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Mederma: Yes it is safe as long as you do not have an allergy to onions. It can be used for stretchmarks during pregnancy. Out of an abundance of caution do no ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
No problem!: Mederma is only an onion extract, so no. Whatever you are using it for will unlikely be improved, as well..
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: yes, and check www.AAP.org website for any questions on breastfeeding
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is not recommended in pregnancy.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Yes: An antibiotic treats the bacterial infection which can sometimes allow fungal overgrowth as a side affect. It's perfectly ok to use an anti fungal c ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audrey Rogers
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Not much of the epiduo would get absorbed so it should not cause much trouble with breastfeeding.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Miconazole;Pregnancy: Effects on pregnancy: clinical observations have been completed on more than 38, 000 pregnancies where Miconazole was used. There was no higher incide ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This is safe unless your doctor has told you not to have intercourse for a complication of pregnancy.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Safe/no: In general, lotions spread on the skin surface never achieve any blood level that would effect your breast milk. This one is considered safe and will ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
22 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Ibuprofen should not be taken when pregnant.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alison Stuebe
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should be...: Very little cortisone from cream on your skin gets into milk. Moms applying cream to their breasts should wipe it off before the next feeding.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Products in muscle relief creams vary, but most are pregnancy category c, meaning there may be some risk, although they have not been studied in human ... Read More

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