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Hydrocortisone Cream While Pregnant
Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more
Is hydrocortisone cream or ointment safe to use in pregnancy? I have a irritated bug bite and used some ointment will it harm the baby?
Be careful : It seems the systemic absorption is unknown. While it is probably safer in the third trimester, why take a chance? ...Read more
I use differin (adapalene) & hydrocortisone cream for acne. I stop using it the day after I had sex on my fertilised day. Is it no effect if I get pregnant?
Both are category C: With pregnancy, meaning don't use them unless benefit clearly outweighs risk, differin (adapalene) in particular is a retenoid, when taken orally is completely contraindicated with pregnancy, please check with your doctor/obstetrician all medicines you're on or plan to use while pregnant, goodluck ...Read more
Is it safe to use 1% hydrocortisone cream for my severe itchiness and rashes on my tummy and arms while I'm pregnant?Would it not harm my baby?
No: No, the normal uses of Hydrocortisone 1% cream do not cause unwanted hair growth. However, with skin inflammation rashes that are leading to hair loss, the Hydrocortisone can help stop the inflammation, clear the rash up, and allow some hair to start growing back (but that would be wanted hair growth). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
no: The mucosal cells do not benefit from steroid cream. It causes thinning of your protective layer. If you are itching see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment appropriate to your problem. ...Read more
Hydrocort.& rashes: Usually the rashes should respond in 1-2 days and depending on the severity of them they should be gone in a few days. If they arenot repsonding well you need to see the doc to get re-evaluated. ...Read more
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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