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is it safe to use an icy hot patch the last 2 months of pregnancy it's active ingredient is 5% menthol?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This product is safe for use
Answered on Nov 7, 2015

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Should be fine: A few cough drops or menthol lozenges each day for a few days should not be any problem.
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Dr. Thomas Heston
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Maybe: Icy hot patch is pregnancy category "c" which basically means no good studies are available to fully evaluate its safety in pregnancy. Best to speak ... Read More

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