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Inhaling Transmission Fumes While Pregnant
Yes: There are many complex chemicals in gasoline. Most of them are harmful to health in high enough concentrations, but our bodies are able to protect us from damage. A developing fetus can't protect itself, and with some chemicals the mother's systems don't always break the chemicals down completely before the fetus is exposed. So it's best for pregnant mothers to avoid harmful chemicals. ...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
Petrol fumes is harmful to petus. I like the smell very much. I inhale the fumes daily. I am 32 week pregnant. From last 2days I inhale it daily. Help me?
??: Strange request! You are definitely exposing your health and your unborn baby to a health hazard, so what kind of help do you want? Just refrain from inhaling the fumes, see your doctor / obstetrician, and possibly addiction medicine specialist to help you stop inhaling petrol fumes, wish you and your baby wellness ...Read more
Is it safe to use a gas grill while pregnant? I grilled twice and just realized that inhaling the gas smell and fumes is probably bad? : (
No problem: Cooking on a grill is not going to cause problems. ...Read more
No: These are simple chemicals, the same as those of which the body is made. There's no danger to Baby. ...Read more
If I inhaled rubbing alcohol fumes for a few hours while windows were open and am 4 weeks pregnant, is that bad? Didn't know it was bad till after : (
37 weeks pregnant and burnt a plastic cup in microwave. When I opened microwave, fumes poured out. I inhaled much of the fumes. Any risk to my baby?
No significant risk: Plastic fumes are not good for anyone but by 37 weeks your baby is almost fully developed and this should not have a significant effect. This would have been more worrisome in the first trimester (but even then would probably be OK unless you really inhaled a large amount). Don't worry. Hope your delivery goes smoothly! ...Read more
Spiriva and pregnany: Spiriva is a category c drug in pregnancy - meaning - its use should only be if there are no other alternatives. "risk cannot be ruled out" so - if there are other medications that have worked - I would switch to them - but this is a discussion you need to have with your physician and if needed your ob. ...Read more
Yes: But no worse than if you are not pregnant ...Read more
I accidentally inhale twice white flower oil made Hoe Hin pak fah Yeow, Chinese oil. What will I do, I'm pregnant more than 3month. Pls guide me wat to do?
Enjoy the day: Smile and enjoy today. There is nothing else to be done. No worries regarding a couple sniffs of Chinese white flower oil. ...Read more
Albuterol is the preferred short acting rescue medication for asthma during pregnancy. This is primarily because there is less data on Maxair (pirbuterol) autohaler even though both are pregnancy category c.
Maxair (pirbuterol) autohaler is being discontinued. To see why, go to my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/11/goodbye-maxair-autohaler/. ...Read more
Probably: Although there has been no proof that inhaled steroid is harmful for the fetus, budesonide is the only one considered category B for pregnancy. At 20 weeks, most if not all of the fetus' organs are fully formed and thus it is doubtful that much can affect its development. Regardless, losing asthma control poses a much higher risk for both the mother and the baby. Ask for budesonide if worried. ...Read more
Asthma pregnancy: Absolutely yes. It's very important that asthma be treated adequately during pregnancy. If you don't get adequate oxygen in your lungs, the baby won't get adequate oxygen through the placenta. Talk to your OB doctor about the importance of treating asthma during pregnancy. They will reassure you to make sure you're taking your medications to prevent a severe asthma flare that may harm the baby. ...Read more
Wait till the 2nd: Trimester. Make sure it's done in a well-ventilated area & that your hair is rinsed thoroughly after application of the most natural dyes possible. Highlighting has less risk for absorption through the skin than overall dyeing, but not through inhalation of peroxide or dyes. Wear gloves if you touch the chemicals yourself. ...Read more
I'm 7 months pregnant and have asthma which very rarely bothers me but I'm very wheezy at the moment can I use my ventolin inhaler?
Yes: If you have a history of asthma and are currently experiencing symptoms then treating with ventolin is appropriate. If symptoms persist despite treatment make sure to contact your primary care doctor to make sure you get evaluated so that this does not progress into an asthma flare. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm 20weeks pregnant and all I crave is the smell of rubbing alcohol. I don't inhale it I just love the smell is it harmful to my baby?
Avoid: If you are referring to the occasional sniff then that is not going to be an issue. Repetitive exposure of Isopropyl Alcohol can irritate the nose, throat and airways. Listed side effects of Excessive exposure are headache, dizziness, confusion, loss of coordination and unconsciousness. Avoid. ...Read more
R U dizzy: Inhalation of hydrocarbons (sniffing gas fumes) would potentially cause harm only if you are feeling symptoms from it. If you are feeling light headed or dizzy form the fumes, then it may be affecting the oxygen amounts in your blood, which gets transmitted to the baby. Luckily, baby inside you lives in a low oxygen environment, so you would really need to harm yourself before it would affect baby. ...Read more
2 weeks pregnant. Cleaned with bleach. Did not inhale, but some may have gotten on my skin. Will this harm the baby?
Unlikely: Bleach on your skin is relatively harmless, at least in small quantities. The likelihood of harm to the baby is quite small. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Woke up this morning with pain under left chest behind ribs when inhaling deep. Has been constant all day. I am 36 wks pregnant.?
Hi! I would like to enquire if both me & my Husband inhale air freshener daily while we are sleeping, will it affect my pregnancy if I intend to?
I am 20 weeks pregnant been sick going on 3 weeks... new symptoms today include wheezing heavily. I'm taking my inhaler but it seems to not be workin?
See doctor now: You may need to take different medications. Inhalers help temporarily and are dangerous if overused. It's time to see if you have other underlying problems such as a bacterial infection which would require antibiotics. Or even some form of steroids. Both require prescription and a doctor visit. ...Read more
In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more
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