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will loratadine allergy medicine affect my birth control effectiveness?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Antihistamines don't interact with birth hormonal control.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

How can I manage my asthma and allergies while i'm pregnant?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Multiple ways: Asthma during pregnancy: 30% of paitents worsen, 30% stay the same, and 30% improve. Treat and manage your asthma the same as if you weren't pregnant. Try to avoid allergens and triggers for allergies and asthma. Using a peak flow meter may help you to gauge teh severity of your symptoms. You should definitely get the flu shot during flu season. Many meds are safe to use--just consult your ob.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Do x-rays in pregnancy cause birth defects?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
No: The small dose of radiation in x-rays do not cause birth defects. In fact, most diagnostic imaging studies do not expose the fetus to enough radiation to cause birth defects. It is still prudent to shield the pelvis and abdomen in any case if the imaging needs to be done and the area to be imaged does not include where the baby is.
A member asked:

My baby has itchy eyes and continues to rub them. Does this mean that she has allergies?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Maybe: Itchy eyes are a very common allergy sign. Infants can sometimes rub their eyes when they are tired as well. If you see other signs of allergy, such as sneezing, runny nose and tearing of the eyes, consult your doctor. If the whites of your baby's eyes become very red, or if there is a thick mucous discharge, call your pediatrician (this may be a sign of infection).
A 38-year-old member asked:

I'm constantly leaking urine, are there bladder control pills or should I wear adult diapers?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pills may help: There are basically 3 different types of urine leakage: stress, urge and overflow. They cause leaking with different situations and are treated very differently. Urge incontinence will respond to medication, the other 2 types won't. Both stress and urge may get better with physical therapy.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for my period not to have started after taking birth control pills for two days?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Your period shouldn't start until the end of the pack during the placebo portion. During days 22-28.

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