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can you use alcohol-containing mouthwashes while pregnant?

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Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Use as directed: Generally, as long as you limit use to a small amount twice a day and spit it all out i would not have you worry. If you are still worried then use a non alcohol mouth wash.
Answered on Jan 16, 2014
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: As long as you are not swallowing it, there is not a problem.
Answered on Jun 9, 2012

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