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is rubbing alcohol safe for pregnant women

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Antenatal alcohol exposure can lead to a developmentally delayed or disabled child. Alcohol can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, which can injure many or ... Read More
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Indirectly: Fetal alcohol exposure can certainly lead to fetal alcohol syndrome/exposure(fas/e). But antenatal alcohol exposure is implicated in increased risk f ... Read More

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes for external use only, don't drink it.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: very low levels of absorption would be safe. Wear gloves when cleaning, as you probably do, should make it even safer.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Not harmful if just: occasional inhalation. I do not recommend prolonged exposure.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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

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