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Is A Vibrating Back Massager Safe To Use On My Back While I Am Pregnant
Yes: Most back massagers are perfectly safe during pregnancy. Don't get too creative and you should be fine.
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Is a handheld vibrating back massager safe to use during pregnancy? I'm only 8wks & my back is already killing me.
I have a lot of tension in my shoulders. Is a back massager safe to use on shoulders and/or lower back during pregnancy?
Is the use of a hand held sports vibrating percussion massager safe to use on back during pregnancy? My wife is currently only 7 weeks pregnant.
Best avoided: It may be safe, but probably better to avoid it. It's almost impossible to do studies of these sort of things. I doubt it would strike hard enough to do damage, but it's never a good idea to subject a pregnant woman to too many vibrations or hard knocks, due to a very small chance of tearing the placenta. Odds are, she would be fine, but why take unnecessary risks?See 1 more doctor answer
I am pregnant and over plucked my eyebrows. I heard that castor oil can make them grow back faster, but I am unsure if it is safe to use on my eyebrow?
Castor oil in preg: Castor oil has traditionally been used in pregnancy as a by-mouth supplement to help stimulate labor. There is no good study to show what happens when you apply castor oil topically. It might start contractions, so it should probably be avoided. Eyebrow pencil is safe to use in pregnancy - start there :).
Is icy hot cream safe to use on the back while pregnant? Is Deplin safe to take along with a prenatal vitamin containing folic acid?
Comments: External ointments will not get absorbed into circulation unless applied over broken or cracked skin. Deplin contains high dose biologically active folic acid, and works by interacting with receptors in brain, but non-active folate can counteract the benefits by flooding and blocking the cellular receptors. Yes safe but could blunt the intended Deplin effect. Can benefit with doc discussion.
Heating pad?: As long as it is not too hot should be fine.See 1 more doctor answer
Safe: Should be just fine to use it.
Yes - carefully: There's no real danger to the baby. The heating pad isn't likely to affect the temp inside your body (your 'core' temp) much. The danger is to yourself if you lie on the pad or overuse it to the point of burning your skin. (it happens!) a better alternative might be to get a good osteopathic hands-on exam. I've treated many back problems for pregnant women - even taught hubbies to do so at home.See 1 more doctor answer
Is icy hot safe to use while pregnant? I am currently 7 weeks 3 days, second pregnancy. Lower back is killing me! I will see ob thursday.
Is fine: The over the counter muscle creams are fine.
My wife has lower back/buttocks pain due to pregnancy. Can we use TranSAct plasters and/or Norflex to elevate pain? Is it safe?
Depends what's in it: Read the labels carefully and see what the active ingredient is. Many drugs cross through the skin and go into the circulation. Then call your OB GYN to double check it it's safe to use. It's easier if you can use an iced compress that you control by reapplication. Usually on areas inflamed, cool it down. Areas that are cold, warm it up. Those packs don't last long enough to provide relief.
I'm 29 weeks pregnant & have been having a lot of back pain at night, is it safe to use a heating pad on my lower back?
Yes: Local application of heat/cold to such areas should have no real impact. You should refrain from utilizing/applying such remedies directly on the abdomen/pelvic area.
Yes: No contra-indications.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to use a heating pad on mid and lower back when in second and third trimester of pregnancy?
OMG yes: Yes this is a great idea I used it throughout my pregnancy no possible harm so long is not lying on the abdomen.
I am 14 weeks pregnant. Have severe lower back pain in gluteal region similar to scistica. Can I use bengay since it relieves pain. Is it safe to use now?
I'm 33 weeks pregnant. I'm having extremely horrible back pains from my bra straps are and up. Is it safe to use muscle rub? Tylenol (acetaminophen) hasn't helped.
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