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is it safe to use electric heater while pregnant

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
In what way?: If you are referring to using an electric heater to warm a room in which you are sitting then there is no issue.
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A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Portable heater: Portable heaters can be prone to toppling over. Also may overheat. May be a fire hazard. Do not leave the heater on while asleep.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Heating pad?: It is not harmful to apply external heat in the form of a heating pad during pregnancy. The important thing is not to increase your "core" temperatur ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Not that we know.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
50 years experience Rheumatology
NO: I know of no evidence that an electric mattress pad or blanket can worsen back pain or a herniated disc. In fact, it might feel good.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Back pain: It is not likely that this would cause fetal harm but it is important to have your back pain evaluated to determine why you are needing this daily tre ... Read More
A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Possibly.: Erythema ab igne as you describe indicates that overnight you exposed your stomach to high temperatures - and heat is a known teratogen in the first t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy pain: What you describe is commonly associated with pressure or irritation of pelvic nerves, resulting in episodic electric shock-like sensations in the vag ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience Pediatrics
Bronchiolitis: Cool mist humidifier can help. The heater is fine too. The nebulizer will be the biggest help for bronchiolitis.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Safe but...: Safe but ventilate as much as possible.
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