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Is it safe to be exposed to wet paint while pregnant?

Is it safe to be exposed to wet paint while pregnant?

Yes: Be sure the room is well-ventilated and it preferable to have a water based paint. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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I am in 20 weeks pregnancy, is it safe to extract a tooth since it is painting too much?

I am in 20 weeks pregnancy, is it safe to extract a tooth since it is painting too much?

Tx during pregnancy: Pregnancy is not a contraindication to dental treatment, especially if it is an emergency. Be sure to tell your dentist you are pregnant. There are precautions they should take in order to treat you safely. Also the middle trimester of a pregnancy is the safest time to do treatment. ...Read more

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5 1/2 months pregnant -is it safe to use trisodium phosphate to clean the walls before painting the nursery? Or should my husband do it solo?

5 1/2 months pregnant -is it safe to use trisodium phosphate to clean the walls before painting the nursery? Or should my husband do it solo?

Probably fine: Tsp is actually used as an approved food additive in the us and eu and in low doses has no toxic effects.The dry powder is caustic to the GI tract and fumes may produce superficial irritation or cough. Your body will dispose of any irritant issues before it could ever get to baby. If you use it in a well ventilated space its irritant quality will be minimal.If you want daddy to do it solo, let him. ...Read more

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Will a pregnant woman or her baby get sick if she does painting during pregnancy?

Will a pregnant woman or her baby get sick if she does painting during pregnancy?

Maybe!: Many painting products are toxic and can potentially cause harm. Painting in a home is likely better left to other non-pregnant people. If you must, use of a mask during painting is suggested. Be sure the room is well ventilated during and after painting, and if possible use low-fume and rapid drying materials. Also, be sure to avoid direct skin contact with the paint as much as possible. ...Read more

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Is painting your stomach while pregnant okay?

Is painting your stomach while pregnant okay?

Recommend avoiding: Unnecessary chemicals. Would not paint your body while you are pregnant. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I am painting the inside of my home. Could my breathing fumes hurt the baby?

I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I am painting the inside of my home.  Could my breathing fumes hurt the baby?

Not likely: Keep the room well ventilated and you should be fine. On the other hand, if you do not want paint the room yourself, tell your husband that the doctor said you should not paint! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use paints while pregnant?

Is it safe to use paints while pregnant?

Maybe: Paint types differ significantly. Some have toxic compounds and exposure should be limited or avoided. Others, like water colors or latex low odor paints may be used if good ventilation is maintained. If exposure is unavoidable, there are masks that can help reduce chemical exposures. ...Read more

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Am 8th week pregnant..am getting wet dreams from last 2 nights .is it normal and safe?

Am 8th week pregnant..am getting wet dreams from last 2 nights .is it normal and safe?

No worries: You need not worry about the pregnancy or your health. You describe a very normal symptom. ...Read more

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We live in a small 2 bedroom condo. Is it safe for me to be on the house in another room if I can smell fumes when my husband paints? 28 wks pregnant.

We live in a small 2 bedroom condo. Is it safe for me to be on the house in another room if I can smell fumes when my husband paints? 28 wks pregnant.

Not safe: Paint fumes contain toxic substances, among the most well known of which are volatile organic compounds, or VOC's. Pregnant mothers are advised to avoid painting. Some VOC's have been linked to miscarriage. SEE: http://bit.ly/1DMwAJr ...Read more

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Is radox muscle soothe bath soak safe to use while 5 weeks pregnant?

Is radox muscle soothe bath soak safe to use while 5 weeks pregnant?

Radox: Radox is mainly mineral, however there are several products that have other things added. I would ask your doctor specifically if a certain product is safe for your pregnancy. General rule is not to take anything but pure food and water while pregnant anything else be sure it has the okay of your doctor. ...Read more

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17 weeks pregnant. Have shellac on nail as told it was safe. They soak your finger in pure acetone for 10-15min to remove shellac , done 2x. Baby ok?

17 weeks pregnant. Have shellac on nail as told it was safe.  They soak your finger in pure acetone for 10-15min to remove shellac , done 2x. Baby ok?

General rules: The stuff you apply to the skin surface will not achieve a significant level in your blood & thus not effect the baby. Many draw the line at perms or other such events where toxic substances sit on a wide surface for extended periods, but the usual creams,lotions or other skin care you encounter will not be a problem. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a fungus under two of my toenails that I wish to treat. I am 11 weeks & some days pregnant. Is it safe to soak my feet in hydrogen peroxide?

Hi, I have a fungus under two of my toenails that I wish to treat. I am 11 weeks & some days pregnant. Is it safe to soak my feet in hydrogen peroxide?

No : Hydrogen peroxide alone should not be used to soak feet. It can however, be diluted 3 parts water to 1 part hydrogen peroxide and applied to the nail directly with a cotton pad. You should always verify any treatment with your OB before starting! ...Read more

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Is it safe to be exposed to lead paint while pregnant?

Is it safe to be exposed to lead paint while pregnant?

Please don't: Lead is very toxic to the nerves and to the brain. In adults it usually just causes injury to the peripheral nerves. In infants and children it can cause severe injury to brain cells. Infants crawling on and chewing on paint chips have developed brain swelling to the point of death. Children exposed to gas fumes with lead show learning problems. Do not take chances. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 5 weeks pregnant and I teach students to.operate ipl machines is it safe to be exposed to these light waves?

Hi I'm 5 weeks pregnant and I teach students to.operate ipl machines is it safe to be exposed to these light waves?

Sounds like you have: accepted a job beyond your understanding of basic physics & understanding of whatever safety training you have had. LASERS are devices used to focus intense light energy onto tiny areas to disrupt molecules, kill cells, etc. thus never totally "safe". Study: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6640715 & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser. Who is you primary medical decision maker? Your are. ...Read more