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Doctor insights on: Can Pregnant Women Use Icy Hot Cream

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Hi, can I use icy hot for my knee pain I been having this pain for 3 days now but im concern if is safe to use icy hot cream im 25 weeks pregnant?

Hi, can I use icy hot for my knee pain I been having this pain for 3 days now but im concern if is safe to use icy hot cream im 25 weeks pregnant?

OK: Pregnant & wants to use Icy Hot. Should not be a problem. Read the label just to be sure are no admonitions. My Healthtap Conciege keycode is PVRXMR
& I can be reached at Healthtap. Com/Badgley ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?

I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?

Try the following: 1-BioFreze liniment (OTC) - used 3-4 times/day
2- an athletic sock filled with tennis balls to lower back and abdomen
3-localheat (pad) on Medium 10 min on/10 minutes off. ...Read more

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Is icy hot cream safe to use on the back while pregnant? Is Deplin safe to take along with a prenatal vitamin containing folic acid?

Is icy hot cream safe to use on the back while pregnant? Is Deplin safe to take along with a prenatal vitamin containing folic acid?

Comments: External ointments will not get absorbed into circulation unless applied over broken or cracked skin. Deplin contains high dose biologically active folic acid, and works by interacting with receptors in brain, but non-active folate can counteract the benefits by flooding and blocking the cellular receptors. Yes safe but could blunt the intended Deplin effect. Can benefit with doc discussion. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hemroids? I have this from pregnancy. I know to eat fiber and drink water. I have tried the hot/cold and creams. I want them gone

Is there a cure for hemroids? I have this from pregnancy. I know to eat fiber and drink water. I have tried the hot/cold and creams. I want them gone

Several options: If really want them gone, the best way is to have them surgically treated. It matters where they are. Internal or external? Sometimes with time they will shrink further and be smaller. Sometimes Hydrocortisone cream helps. See a doctor that specializes in treating these, (general surgeon, or colorectal surgeon). ...Read more

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Chin chun su facial cream are good for pregnant women?

Chin chun su facial cream are good for pregnant women?

Health Tap doctors: Have been asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What is the best stretch mark prevention cream/home remedies for pregnant woman?

What is the best stretch mark prevention cream/home remedies for pregnant woman?

NONE: Wasting money on so called creams that cure stretch marks, after delivery, in young diet exercises will make will make less prominent, almost invisible but will never disappear, only way is by cosmetic procedures like ' tummy tuck ' speak to your doctor for referral. ...Read more

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Limits or special precaution when giving a gentle massage to a pregnant woman? Especially related to certain body area or using cream / oil for it.

Limits or special precaution when giving a gentle massage to a pregnant woman? Especially related to certain body area or using cream / oil for it.

Massage: Message fine as to oils unknown may want to limit to non absorbed ie baby oil. Contact comfort healthy pregnancy is a natural event you will find this beautiful person is not that fragile. ...Read more

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Does retina a 0.025% cream affect the fetus if a pregnant female has used that during her first month of pregnancy? Does tab minolox 50mg affect the

Does retina a 0.025% cream affect the fetus if a pregnant female has used that during her first month of pregnancy? Does tab minolox 50mg affect the

Hard to Say: Topical retinoids (like tretinoin) and antibiotics (like Minocycline and doxycycline) should not be used during pregnancy. If you are on these medications and become pregnant, you should stop them immediately. The likelihood of tretinoin 0.025% affecting a fetus in the first trimester is very low. Oral Minocycline can affect the development of the teeth. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use zovirax (acyclovir) cream for a facial cold sore during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use zovirax (acyclovir) cream for a facial cold sore during pregnancy?

Most Likely: Taking certain antiviral medications for herpes infections during the first three months of pregnancy does not increase a child's risk of major birth defects. However adequate studies on the absolute safety in pregnant women are lacking. ...Read more

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If a six months pregnant woman has scabies, is it safe to be treated either with permethrin 5% dermal cream or malathion 0.5% aqueous liquid?

If a six months pregnant woman has scabies, is it safe to be treated either with permethrin 5% dermal cream or malathion 0.5% aqueous liquid?

Yes: The major risk parameters from absorbed toxins occurs in the first 4 months of a pregnancy. At six months, the baby is far enough along to not be at risk. If these treatments are indicated for the scabies, then by all means apply them. ...Read more

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31 weeks pregnant leaking colostrum (not much) only when I press my nipple or put cream on. Is this normal? Why does this only occur with some women?

31 weeks pregnant leaking colostrum (not much) only when I press my nipple or put cream on. Is this normal? Why does this only occur with some women?

OB/GYN: You should certainly discuss with your ob/gyn and avoid stimulation of the nipples which can lead to premature contractions. Since your pregnancy is 31 weeks that would endanger the health of the fetus. ...Read more

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Can a woman use bleach on her face and hair removal cream on her arms during ist trimester of pregnancy?

Can a woman use bleach on her face and hair removal cream on her arms during ist trimester of pregnancy?

Okay But Why: It is most likely safe to do both of those but there could be some absorbtion of the cream and depending on the ingredients could possibly have some detrimental effect on the baby. Let's put it this way- if something were to happen to the baby, even if it had nothing to do with the cream, you will probably always beat yourself up for it, thinking you were to blame. Why take the risk? ...Read more