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A 23-year-old female asked:

can pregnant women use icyhot?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: But be careful as there are some recent reports of chemical burns.
Dr. MARIE RENEE M DOMERCANT
Pharmacology 30 years experience
Answer : Where does it hurt ? And how far are you in your pregnancy, ?
Dr. Troy DeLong
Dr. Troy DeLong commented
Pharmacology 30 years experience
Should not be a problem.
Sep 21, 2012

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What support systems are there for pregnant women?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Childbirth classes: Call your hospital and ask about childbirth classes. This is a good way to meet women in your shoes. Also cal the la leche league.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are some good ways people can support the pregnant women in their lives?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
Pamper with Empathy: Physically and emotionally demanding for many women, pregnancy is often a time when a little concern and caring goes a long way. Simple efforts like massage (back and feet need extra attention). Non-judgemental listening, especially about concerns after the bay arrives. Finally, just ask "what can I do to help you now?" just a few examples to help a pregnant spouse, relative, or friend.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

I've heard pregnant women can't take warm/hot baths, is this true?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: You can take a hot bath. You don't want the water to be so hot that it will make you uncomfortable.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are antifungal pills safe for pregnant women?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 23 years experience
Pregnancy class C: Oral antifungal drugs are pregnancy class c. Unless absolutely necessary, your doctor will generally avoid prescribing it. Category c drugs show adverse affect on fetus in animal studies, but no adequate human studies showing adverse affects on human fetus. However, potential benefits may out way risks if need to be used during pregnancy.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen commented
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Lamisil tablets are category B. Vfend tablets are category D which should never be prescribed to any woman who is even considering becoming pregnant, is pregnant, or even mentions the word.
Jul 1, 2011
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han commented
Dermatology 23 years experience
Provided original answer
Indeed, Lamisil is cat B. However, Sporanox, Nizoral, fluconazole, nystatin, griseofulvin are all category C. And as you mentioned, Vfend is out of the question.
Jul 2, 2011
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen commented
Family Medicine 28 years experience
And your categorizing the Category C medications is spot on!
Jul 2, 2011
A 38-year-old member asked:

How are pregnant women tested for group b beta strep?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Vaginal swab culture: All pregnant women are tested by a swab during 35to37weeks gestation aswab is taken from vagina and rectum and sent to the lab to be tested for groupb strep and result is available in 24to 48 hours.

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