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Doctor insights on: Eczema Among Pregnant Women

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Are regular acne breakouts more common among men then women?

Are regular acne breakouts more common among men then women?

Usually men: Due to the presence of testosterone but the incidence is comparable. Women may experience cyclical breakouts due to menstrual cycle hormone variations. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Are shingles harmful to pregnant women?

Are shingles harmful to pregnant women?

No risk: If you get shingles when you’re pregnant, it’s usually mild and there’s no risk to you or your baby. ...Read more

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What are risks to older women who are pregnant?

What are risks to older women who are pregnant?

Numerous: Pregnancy changes the body in multiple ways. In a young indiviual , these changes generally are well adapted to, but can be taxing to some even at that age. An older pregnant woman may be at risk for a lot of things like, chromosomal abnormalities in the baby, diabetes, hypertension, preterm labor, to name a few. Although there may be increased complications, a normal pregnancy is still possible. ...Read more

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Are mosquitoes more attracted to pregnant women?

Are mosquitoes more attracted to pregnant women?

Yes, maybe: Mosquitoes are attracted to heat. Since pregnant women have a higher core temperature, they might have a higher skin temperature as well. I have never heard that mosquitoes were more of a problem for pregnant women than nonpregnant women, however. ...Read more

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What age are women most fertile?

What age are women most fertile?

Around 18 to 25 ...: Between 18 to 25 for most women, but there is a lot of individual variation and other factors that may affect your fertility like smoking, sexually transmitted infections, and being overweight. ...Read more

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Are birth defects possible in women who have become pregnant by a man who has used soriatane (acitretin)?

Are birth defects possible in women who have become pregnant by a man who has used soriatane (acitretin)?

Not likely: Studies show that there are extremely low levels of the drug in the seminal fluid. The study showed that if the man had a 10ml ejaculate (not likely: most men ejaculate 1 to 5 ml) the amount of drug in the seminal fluid would be 1/200, 000 the level of a single dose (25mg) this study is at least 10 years old. So not likely. See your ob/gyn if you are pregnant. Have an anomaly scan done early. ...Read more

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What women are most likely to have fraternal twins?

What women are most likely to have fraternal twins?

Fraternal twins: Fraternal twins are more common in some families and in some ethnic groups. The highest twinning rate in the world is in africa. Fraternal twins are caused by two separate eggs developing at once, being ovulated at the same time, and being fertilized. Older women having a pregnancy have a higher rate of fraternal twins. ...Read more

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Is arthritis cream dangerous for pregnant women?

Is arthritis cream dangerous for pregnant women?

It depends: It depends on the specific cream you are talking about. Play it safe and avoid them during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could pregnant women take collagen?

Shouldn't: don't use any UNNECESSARY medication during pregnancy and this tops the list as unnecessary ...Read more

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Are pregnant women more susceptible to morning sickness?

Yes: Morning sickness is the lay term for the nausea of pregnancy. Hyperemesis is the medical term if this is significant. Basically only pregnanct women get "morning sickness". ...Read more

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Why are pregnant women more susceptible to heartburn?

Why are pregnant women more susceptible to heartburn?

Heartburn & pregnant: Heartburn is expected as part of pregnancy due to (1) upward pressure from the growing baby upon the stomach, and (2) the effect of progesterone in relaxing the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach. There may be some medications that are safe to take in pregnancy, but please consult with your Obstetrician first as not all medications are safe for the baby. ...Read more

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Is Clomid (clomiphene) more effective with women who DO ovulate vs women who NEVER ovulate? I ovulate but not often due to irregular cycles.

Is Clomid (clomiphene) more effective with women who DO ovulate vs women who NEVER ovulate? I ovulate but not often due to irregular cycles.

Maybe: It depends on why the never ovulate group of women on Clomid (clomiphene) were not ovulating in the first place. If it was due to a medically correctable condition then Clomid (clomiphene) will work as well as someone who ovulates infrequently. ...Read more

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Why are auto immune diseases common in pregnant women?

Why are auto immune diseases common in pregnant women?

Because!: Certain autoimmune disease seem enhanced by estrogen, as typified by overwhelming female dominance. These diseases may worsen or be first detected during pregnancy vbecause of the increase in estrogen, which is massive! ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more