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Is it safe to use rubbing alcohol while pregnant

A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 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

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: very low levels of absorption would be safe. Wear gloves when cleaning, as you probably do, should make it even safer.
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Probably but why?: You should maximize the changes for your developing baby. Smelling organic chemicals like rubbing alcohol is unlikely to cause a problem but why take... Read More
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 female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Chemicals/pregnant: Air out the room or go into another room,a single episode for a short period should not be an issue. For the future get some N-99 particle masks at h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Ineffective: This will not help the itching or rash, and it is likely to cause a lot of pain. Poison ivy reactions are to the oil of the plant's leaves. A few prod... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Not harmful if just: occasional inhalation. I do not recommend prolonged exposure.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Bad: Pregnant or not purposely smelling rubbing alcohol is bad. It is doubly bad when pregnant. Why do you do it? For good health - Have a diet rich in fre... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
No: you can use rubbing alcohol to cleanse your hands.