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Ear Clogged Stage Pregnancy
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Hi i want to know risks associated with ear tags of a new born. Amniocentesis was done during pregnancy and was fine, does this rule out any risk?
Ear tags: Most ear tags are benign and not associated with any abnormalities. One thing i know they can be associated with is hearing abnormalities. Hearing test in the hospital and subsequent one later in life (consult with ent) is important to conduct. Otherwise, no other testing than routine one in the hospital (metabolic profile) is recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Floxin drops: You need to treat an infection. For antibiotic ear drops there are not a lot of choices, Gentamycin and Cipro. The worst thing for the pregnancy is an ongoing or worsening infection. There is no contraindication. You don't have a choice but to treat the outer ear infection. Your doctor who prescribed the drops knew you were pregnant and started you on them. ...Read more
Yes: Some women get "nasal stuffiness of pregnancy, also called rhinitis. Symptoms include blocked nose, sneezing, runny nose and nasal itching. Nasal congestion is caused by swelling and increased blood flow in the nasal mucosal lining, and increased sero-mucinous gland secretions. This can lead to ear and sinus symptoms. ...Read more
I am pregnant with my 2nd child an keep getting pus balls where my ears are pierced. This has only ever happened during pregnancy. What could it mean?
Immune system: When you are pregnant your body's immune system is less vigilant than normal so that you don't "reject" the baby growing inside you. The downside is that you're more susceptible to infections, which is what those "pus balls" are. Stop wearing earrings until you deliver the baby; that should solve the problem. ...Read more
Not likely: As long as the infection was just in the ear and did not get into your blood/system, and you take appropriate medication to clear the infection, the baby will be fine. Make sure the treating physician is aware you are pregnant, as certain antibiotics should not be used during pregnancy. ...Read more
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