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I'm pregnant, and I think I have hives. Is it okay for my baby?

I'm pregnant, and I think I have hives. Is it okay for my baby?

Yes.: During pregnancy, there is a great deal of immune regulation that is changing due to multiple factors which are poorly understood. Some of these changes include triggering or increasing symptoms of asthma, rhinitis and urticaria (hives). Your hives are not harmful to the fetus but if they are causing you discomfort, i would suggest starting with Cetirizine 10mg daily. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Im 26 weeks pregnant, i broke out in hives last week, will a lot of benedryl/ zyrtec and cortizone (hydrocortisone) creams affect my unborn baby? My hives burn...

Im 26 weeks pregnant, i broke out in hives last week, will a lot of benedryl/ zyrtec and cortizone (hydrocortisone) creams affect my unborn baby? My hives burn...

Probably not: Zyrtec is a class b (very safe), Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is category c (safe). Odds are that your baby will be fine. However, simple hives usually itch, not burn. If you need to use a lot of medication without getting adequate relief, go see your obstetrician and/or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Im pregnant 9weeks and i have allergic ..guess its hives..almost everyday...can i take zin tablet 10mg..is there any effect on pregnancy..plz help?

Im pregnant 9weeks and i have allergic ..guess its hives..almost everyday...can i take zin tablet 10mg..is there any effect on pregnancy..plz help?

Zin?: Can you provide a generic name for this drug. If you are talking about cetirizine, then it is likely ok since it is considered pregnancy category B in the old FDA classification - the safest rating it can give. As always, the less medication you take , the better off you are during pregnancy especially in the first 20 weeks. ...Read more

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I take Zyrtec once a day everyday for chronic hives. I'm pregnant now, can I continue to take it? Thanks!

I take Zyrtec once a day everyday for chronic hives. I'm pregnant now, can I continue to take it?

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Yes: Pregnancy category B. No known risk to fetus. Generic cetirizine is same, only less expensive. How well does it work? Some people with chronic hives need 2 or 3 a day for control. There is a good chance it will go away in the future. Most chronic urticaria is autoimmune and not allergy. ...Read more

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Can your hives get worse if you are pregnant?

Yes: Hives are due to dilated blood vessels in the outer layers of the skin. In pregnancy, blood volume increases, as does the flow of blood to the skin (hence the "pregnancy glow"). Therefore, hives can worsen.... ...Read more

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What to do if I have hives now and wondering how do I treat it if I am pregnant ?

What to do if I have hives now and wondering how do I treat it if I am pregnant ?

Antihistamines: H1 antihistamines like Zyrtec, Xyzal, (levocetirizine) Claratin are all category B in pregnancy and so assumed to be safe. Also H2 antihistamines like Zantac are Category B as well and we frequently use this combination to treat hives. You should be ok with a regimen like this, but I would see an allergy specialist to help you choose the safest combination of medications. ...Read more

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Can hives come from pregnancy?

Can hives come from pregnancy?

Hives and pregnancy: Hives can occur during pregnancy however, there is typically no direct cause and effect. One disease that is caused by pregnancy and is often mis-diagnosed is pupps (pruritic urticarial plaques and papules of pregnancy) unlike typical hives, pupps does not last less that 24hrs at a single site. ...Read more

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Will hives while pregnant affect unborn child?

No: Hives are common. 1 in 5 people gets them at some point in their lives. Generally, if not caused by food or drug or bee sting allergy, they are not a sign of a dangerous problem. Unless you have another underlying problem causing the hives, there should be no affect on the fetus. But make sure you tell your ob. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more