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Is it bad to inhale petrol fumes when pregnant?

Is it bad to inhale petrol fumes when 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

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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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?

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

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Is it harmful to mean while pregnant if I inhaled fumes from Drano?

Is it harmful to mean while pregnant if I inhaled fumes from Drano?

No: These are simple chemicals, the same as those of which the body is made. There's no danger to Baby. ...Read more

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Is it ok to hold your breath to avoid toxic fumes during pregnancy?

Is it ok to hold your breath to avoid toxic fumes during pregnancy?

Toxic fumes: It is not ok to hold your breath without supervision by a qualified professional. I.E a doctor. Toxic fumes should be avoided at all times and particularly during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I inhaled bleach fumes while cleaning and now feel really sick and I'm almost 10 weeks pregnant?

I inhaled bleach fumes while cleaning and now feel really sick and I'm almost 10 weeks pregnant?

Bleach inhalation: I assume this exposure is from household use. Most probably it is not going to harm you or the baby. But there is a chance people may develop asthma like symptoms.
Drink plenty of fluid and get fresh air now and avoid recurrent future exposure, ...Read more

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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 : (

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 : (

Not bad: We use rubbing alcohol in the hospital all the time in the form of prep pads prior to IV"s and injections. With the open windows, "no harm, no foul". ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you use an inhaler while pregnant?

Can you use an inhaler while pregnant?

Yes: Assuming it is for asthma. Your health is more important than the life of the fetus. You need to assure yourself of a good air flow. If not, you will be harming the baby as well as yourself. You should contact your OB to optimize your inhaler medication. ...Read more

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Can a spiriva inhaler be used for pregnancy?

Can a spiriva inhaler be used for pregnancy?

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

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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?

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

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What can happen of I inhale gas while pregnant?

What can happen of I inhale gas while pregnant?

Natural or not?: Expelled intestinal gas (fart) when inhaled does not harm pregnancies. Manufactured commercial gases depending upon type can have deleterious effects. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant can I use an inhaler if needed? P

I'm 8 weeks pregnant can I use an inhaler if needed? P

Rescue?: If you are referring to your rescue inhaler, then yes, you should use it if you need it. Consult with your doc before using any other inhaler while pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you use maxair (pirbuterol) inhaler while you are pregnant 6 months along

Can you use maxair (pirbuterol) inhaler while you are pregnant 6 months along

Albuterol: 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

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Is ventolin inhaler not good for pregnant women? I am havin asthma

Is ventolin inhaler not good for pregnant women? I am havin asthma

Asthma in Pregnancy: Yes use your ventolin. Use all your inhalers while you are pregnant. Breathing is important to have a healthy mom and baby. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women 20weeks take becotide (corticosteroid) inhaler for allergy?

Can pregnant women 20weeks take becotide (corticosteroid) inhaler for allergy?

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

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Can pregnant ladies use inhaler when cold?

Can pregnant ladies use inhaler when cold?

Which one/ type?: Please clarify with more information & re-ask question. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use an inhaler while pregnant? Please answer ASAP!

Is it safe to use an inhaler while pregnant? Please answer ASAP!

Inhalers: The common inhalers for asthma can be used during pregnancy. It is important for the mom and the baby to be able to breathe. ...Read more

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Can I take symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhaler while pregnant?

Can I take symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhaler while pregnant?

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

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27 weeks pregnant very sick and lungs hurt is it ok to use the inhaler I'm prescribed?

27 weeks pregnant very sick and lungs hurt is it ok to use the inhaler I'm prescribed?

Inhaler: Always check with your provider but if it is for asthma or asthma related symptoms most likely it is ok to use. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to fetus to get blond high lights while pregnant? Is inhaling the peroxide bad?

Is it harmful to fetus to get blond high lights while pregnant? Is inhaling the peroxide bad?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can inhaling gas while pregnant affect your baby?

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

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2 weeks pregnant. Cleaned with bleach. Did not inhale, but some may have gotten on my skin. Will this harm the baby?

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

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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?

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?

Only if from the can: The air freshener will only have any potential pregnancy impact if you are inhaling the this product constantly (huffing) directly from the can and not the air environment. ...Read more

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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?

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

Transmission (Definition)

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