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How to treat diarrhea during pregnancy?

How to treat diarrhea during pregnancy?

Natural agents + med: Apples, apple sauce, bananas, and some cheeses are natural agents that help slow diarrhea. Loperamide ( immodium) is a medication that stays in the intestines to work & is safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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 can I treat constipation during pregnancy?

How can I treat constipation during pregnancy?

Constipation remedies: Increase your fiber intake and drink plenty of water. You can also try prune juice, Fibercon, Colace, Dulcolax, Milk of Magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) Metamucil, or Fiber One Bars. All of these are safe for most pregnant women. ...Read more

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How to treat pleghm during pregnancy?

How to treat pleghm during pregnancy?

HUMIDIFY: Get a cold vapor humidifier and use in your bedroom while sleeping! NOTE KEEP IT CLEAN CHANGE WATER FREQUENTLY! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate constipation during pregnancy?

What can I do to alleviate constipation during pregnancy?

Many things to try: There are many things you may try to alleviate/improve constipation symptoms in pregnancy. Potential solutions: increase the fluid, fiber, fruit and vegetable intake; add natural fiber stool softeners to your diet; take your prenatal vitamins (the extra iron is good but may exacerbate constipation) every other day. ...Read more

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How can I manage constipation in pregnancy?

How can I manage constipation in pregnancy?

Diet: Eat a high fiber diet (mostly fruits and vegetables). Drink lots of water. Exercise everyday, especially in the morning. Eat prunes everyday. If your constipation is very bad and your blood count is ok you can take an iron-free multivitamin. If your constipation is still bad, you can try over-the-counter remedies such as colace (docusate sodium) and certain laxatives. ...Read more

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What can you use for constipation during pregnancy?

What can you use for constipation during pregnancy?

Constipation: High fiber diet including brown rice, avocados, sweet potatoes,strawberries oats barley, lentils, kale at every meal . Lots of fluid including juices and water ,exercise. Avoid straining. Discuss this and other options with your ob. ...Read more

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How to treat serious gas pain during pregnancy ?

How to treat serious gas pain during pregnancy ?

Walking.: Nothing like a good walk or exercise to tell your body and your bowels to keep moving forward. Alternatively, there's simethicone which you can get over the counter. If constipated, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or colace are safe in pregnancy. You should be having a bm at least every other day. Eat lots of fiber to stay regular. Avoid narcotic pain medications. ...Read more

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How can I treat severe allergies during pregnancy?

How can I treat severe allergies during pregnancy?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): Is class B and safe to use during pregnancy, I would discuss with your Ob/gyn however before starting. ...Read more

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How do they diagnose and treat a bowel obstruction during pregnancy?

How do they diagnose and treat a bowel obstruction during pregnancy?

See below: The same way is diagnosted when not pregnant. It is a clinical diagnosis supported by radiology exam. ...Read more

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How can I relieve diarrhea during pregnancy?

Bland diet: Go on a bland diet. Avoid greasy and fried foods. Stay away from milk andmilk products. Avoid juices and you should improve in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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How can I treat discharge during pregnancy?

How can I treat discharge during pregnancy?

Depends on discharge: Some discharges are normal and others may require treatment, so best to get the discharge evaluated and then the appropriate treatment, if any, will be given by the dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I help with constipation during pregnancy due to zofran (ondansetron)?

How can I help with constipation during pregnancy due to zofran (ondansetron)?

More water, Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I assume you are taking zofran for nausea and therefore probably not taking much water. This leads to harder stools. Increasing your water intake and taking generic MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) will help keep your stools soft. ...Read more

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How do you treat ezcema during pregnancy?

How do you treat ezcema during pregnancy?

Same.: Generally the same as when non pregnant. Topical moisturizers and low potency steroids over small areas are not a real problem. ...Read more

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How can we treat diabetes onset during pregnancy?

How can we treat diabetes onset during pregnancy?

Attain Glucose level: Depends on severity, but usally initiate special diet and pregancy exercise program plus Insulin to attain hba1c <6.0, 1&2 hr post meal bs <140 and <120. ...Read more

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How to deal with allergies during pregnancy?

How to deal with allergies during pregnancy?

Pregnancy category: Check any medications with your OB/Gyn and Allergist. In general the pregnancy category is a rating system to stratify the risk of a medication. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is pregnancy category B and thought of as safe. ...Read more

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How to deal with rhinitis during pregnancy?

How to deal with rhinitis during pregnancy?

Grttin' Nosey, huh?: Depends on what kind of rhinitis. Acute or chronic? Viral? Bacterial? Allergic? Irritative (like from irritating vapors, chemicals or smoking,etc)?Let's assume it's a garden variety stuffy runny nose. In that case local nasal sprays won't pose a proble (like Afrin decongestant spray).There are others,but usually require a prescription. If it's any more serious than this, you should ask your OB doc ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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Constipation (Definition)

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