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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is hydrocortisone cream or ointment safe to use in pregnancy? i have a irritated bug bite and used some ointment will it harm the baby?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
It's fine: A little bit of topical steroid is not going to harm anyone or anything. You don't absorb enough into your system to even make a tiny blip in your systemic levels - that's the beauty of being able to put it on topically!

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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