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Hydrocortisone During Pregnancy
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 it possible for you to use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for a allergic reaction during pregnancy?
Category C: Which means: Animal studies show adverse fetal effect (s) but no controlled human studies OR no animal or human studies; weigh possible fetal risk vs. Maternal benefit; see pkg insert for drug-specific recommendations, topical application would be generally safe, safer towards second and third trimesters, don't exceed recommended dosage ...Read more
I have been on cortef (hydrocortisone) 3 times a day for a total of 30mg a day. Is this harmful for pregnancy?
Not directly: Cortef (hydrocortisone) is similar to cortical adrenal hormones. The placenta is able to break down maternal cortical adrenal hormones, so that the fetus is not exposed to an excess of them. However Cortef (hydrocortisone) (like any other cortical adrenal hormone) can cause hypertension and diabetes in the mother, and these may negatively affect the pregnancy. As always, one has to balance risks and benefits... ...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?
Foods: Anything you are allergic to of course, but most foods are relatively safe. The main thing is to stay aware from raw or improperly cooked food, improperly washed items and restrict your intake of high mercury containing fish (list of these available online). Look online for a healthy pregnancy diet to make good choices. ...Read more
Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice.
http://www. Choosemyplate. Gov/. ...Read more
No: That contains medicines which can be harmful in pregnancy. depending on how far pregnant you are, it can cause birth defects, development problems, or affect the fluid around the baby. That begin said, if you take a pill every so often it will not likely cause a problem but in general it is not recommended in pregnancy ...Read more
Pregnancy category B: Sultamicillin is considered category B for pregnancy. This means it should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Discuss with your OB/Gyn risks vs benefits in choosing this medication. ...Read more
Eating well balanced meals is important at all times, but it is even more essential when you are pregnant. There are essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that your developing baby needs. Most foods are safe; however, there are some foods that you should avoid during pregnancy.
Check out http://americanpregnancy. Org/pregnancyhealth/foodstoavoid. Html for more info. ...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