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Doctor insights on: How Safe Is Eyebrows Threading In Pregnancy

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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How safe is paracetamol 500mg x 2tabs in pregnancy? Can it harm baby in any way? I’m 23wks pregnant. Had it twice today due to a head cold.

How safe is paracetamol 500mg x 2tabs in pregnancy? Can it harm baby in any way? I’m 23wks pregnant. Had it twice today due to a head cold.

Acetaminophen: (Paracetamol/ Tylenol) is FDA pregnancy class B in all 3 semesters. That means that you may use it if needed within the recommended dosage range. Recently Tylenol manufacturer lowered max dose recommendations to no more than 2- 500 mg tabs orally 3 times a day (for max of 3, 000 mg/ day).

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If I am given an eye drop prescription for iritis, is this safe during pregnancy?

If I am given an eye drop prescription for iritis, is this safe during pregnancy?

Iritis: Most things used topically (not ingested), with very few exceptions are safe during. Would need to know specific medication.

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Is it safe to use eye drops with active ingredient-carboxymethylcellulose in pregnancy? Accidentally ingested very small amount, any risk to the baby?

Is it safe to use eye drops with active ingredient-carboxymethylcellulose in pregnancy? Accidentally ingested very small amount, any risk to the baby?

No risk: Carboxymethylcellulose is a moisturizing agent made of benign components which will never get to your developing baby even if you drank the whole bottle.

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How safe is the use of Xalatan (latanoprost) and trusopt eye drop in pregnancy?

How safe is the use of Xalatan (latanoprost) and trusopt eye drop in pregnancy?

Weigh risk/benefits: Both trusopt and Xalatan (latanoprost) are pregnancy category c.Meaning there are no adequate/well-controlled studies in pregnant women using these drugs, thus these medications should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Trusopt has been associated with decreased birth weight when studied in rats. Review any options with your doctor. Take care.

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Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have lasik eye surgery during pregnancy?

No: No. It is not recommended due to refractive instability. I like to wait 6-8 weeks after delivery and breastfeeding is completed and the prescription is stable.

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I'm 9 weeks pregnant and seems to have gotten pink eye, is there a natural remedy for my eyes or what type of eye drops are safe during pregnancy?

I'm 9 weeks pregnant and seems to have gotten pink eye, is there a natural remedy for my eyes or what type of eye drops are safe during pregnancy?

Cool compresses: If that doesn't work, see an ophthalmologist to determine what kind of conjunctvitis you have and the best treatment given you're pregnant.

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I'm 5 months pregnant & have pink eye. Dr prescribed erythromycin ointment. She says it's safe for pregnancy. Is it the safest?

I'm 5 months pregnant & have pink eye. Dr prescribed erythromycin ointment. She says it's safe for pregnancy. Is it the safest?

Yes: Erythromycin is safe to use to infant and pregnant woman. If you have pink eye its viral conjunctivitis, you may not need the antibiotic for it. Time will take care of it. Just wash your eye with cold water or put cold compressors.

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Is it safe for a nursing baby and reasonable for the mother to get lasik eye surgery if she has had no change in her eye prescription from pregnancy?

Is it safe for a nursing baby and reasonable for the mother to get lasik eye surgery if she has had no change in her eye prescription from pregnancy?

Wait 6-8 weeks after: It is generally recommended to wait 6-8 weeks after completion of delivery and breastfeeding and for your prescription to be stable.

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I'm having all the pregnancy sign but my test came back negative! So could I still be pregnant or is it all in my head?

I'm having all the pregnancy sign but my test came back negative! So could I still be pregnant or is it all in my head?

Test says no: True early pregnancy is symptom free until the fetus is big enough to be sharing blood and chemicals with the mother's body. Your symptoms are pre-menstrual.

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So by my daughters head being small (in size) is there any possibility that it will grow at normal size later on in my pregnancy? Help and add details

So by my daughters head being small (in size) is there any possibility that it will grow at normal size later on in my pregnancy? Help and add details

Hard to say: There are normal infants that have small head size & this usually matches small body size. That kid would be expected to retain a small but normal head size at birth. Normal head growth reflects the need to accommodate the growing tissues inside. If something like the Zika virus injures the tissue, the head becomes abnormally small while the body remains normal.

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Dandruff due to pregnancy, will head and shoulders work?

Dandruff due to pregnancy, will head and shoulders work?

Yes: Get a therapeutic version with either zinc or selenium sulfide -- apply and lather and leave in for 5-10 minutes and rinse out. Use daily until improved.