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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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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Is electrolysis hair removal on the face safe during pregnancy?

Is electrolysis hair removal on the face safe during pregnancy?

Electrolysis: I'll be very frank with you. . . **i** don't feel it is safe for anyone. Certainly not it pregnancy, where two people are involved and one cannot yet make the decision, but even non-gravid women should know that it's almost a worthless pursuit -- it really doesn't work very well, and the risks of scarring, infections, and so forth are really significant. I don't recommend it! ...Read more

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Is electrolysis on my face safe during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Recommend avoiding: It is recommended that it be avoided during pregnancy because there haven't been studies done to evaluate how safe it is during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Just wondering exactly what is electrolysis and is it safe to do?

Safe: Usually we use it to burn off small blood vessel growth called "spide nevus". It's a low-voltage electric equipment. We also use it to permanently remove hair at axillae(armpits). It is safe in derm's hands. ...Read more

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I recently heard about electrolysis for permanent hair removal. Why is laser hair removal so much more popular then electrolysis? Is it safe?

I recently heard about electrolysis for permanent hair removal. Why is laser hair removal so much more popular then electrolysis? Is it safe?

Laser is better: Electrolysis hair removal was the standard before lasers revolutionized the field of permanent hair removal. Now, nothing is permanent and 100% in medicine, but there's permanent hair reduction. While electrolysis treats each hair bulb at a time, laser can treat a lot of hairs instantly at the same time.A bikini area can be lasered in 10 min. Lasers do not work for white, red and light blond hair. ...Read more

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I am on warfarin, 7.5 mg for a recently diagnosed DVT. I get electrolysis on my eyebrows. Is it safe to continue with my appointments?

I am on warfarin, 7.5 mg for a recently diagnosed DVT.  I get electrolysis on my eyebrows.  Is it safe to continue with my appointments?

Probably yes: It should be OK but if not YAG laser can do the job with proper eye protection which means pulling brow upwards above the superior orbital rim (bone defining eye socket) and covering the eye with proper shield. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have electrolysis in the genital area? Can i safely have electrolysis to remove the hair from my pubic area? .

Many : Many women undergo electrolysis of the areas for bikini lines (ie top of panty) and the legs where they meet the panty line. Yes, although there are some risks for electrolysis, it is generally safe. ...Read more

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I am pregnant, and as spring approaches, i’m not sure how to best manage my allergies. What’s safe to take?

I am pregnant, and as spring approaches, i’m not sure how to best manage my allergies. What’s safe to take?

Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec : Over the counter medications like claritin, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec and allergra are safe to use in pregnancy. The mucous lining of the nose can be swollen in pregnancy which can make allergy symptoms worse. Otc nose sprays are also safe to use. There are a variety of prescription medications available as well. ...Read more

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I know it's not safe to take Excedrin while pregnant but everyone tells me diff reasons why .. What is the exact reason(s) why it's bad for baby!?

I know it's not safe to take Excedrin while pregnant but everyone tells me diff reasons why .. What is the exact reason(s) why it's bad for baby!?

Excedrin: Excedrin Migraine, which is the same as regular Excedrin, contains three ingredients. One is Tylenol (acetaminophen), which is safe to take during pregnancy. The second is aspirin, which is not recommended during pregnancy. The third is caffeine, and Excedrin has about the same caffeine as a cup of coffee can have at its weakest. Aspirin interferes with your blood's clotting action. As a result, taking aspirin during pregnancy — especially after 32 weeks — can contribute to maternal and fetal bleeding. Aspirin and ibuprofen can also cause the premature closure of a vessel in a baby's heart, which can lead to high blood pressure in the baby's lungs (pulmonary hypertension), and prolong labor. ...Read more

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Why do people in the U.S. need medicine to have a safe pregnancy/delivery when women in other countries can do it without any doctors or medicine at all?

Why do people in the U.S. need medicine to have a safe pregnancy/delivery when women in other countries can do it without any doctors or medicine at all?

Can be done, but...: 100 years ago, 1 in 4 women in the USA died in Childbirth. Now, the rate is .28 per 1000. This is due mostly to the availability of doctors, blood, antibiotics and c/sections. Its true that women in, say, Sierra Leone, frequently give birth without medicine or doctors but the maternal mortality rate is 40 times higher (11 per 1,000 women). It can (and is) being done but carries some risk. ...Read more

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Is sex while pregnant safe?

Is sex while pregnant safe?

As long as you do: Not have any problems but u need to ask your OB as your OB knows your situation. ...Read more

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Is tanda safe to use while pregnant?

Is tanda safe to use while pregnant?

LED light therapy: Looked this up. Idea behind this product is that blue LED light (along with heat/vibration to "open pores") is toxic to bacteria and the red LED light is supposed to generate reactive oxygen species. According to a published study, this has the effect of removing old collagen making way for new. The science is not validated and controlled studies for safety in pregnancy not done. I suspect is safe ...Read more

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Is airborne safe if you are pregnant?

Discouraged: Airborne is a supplement and has not been tested by the us food and drugs administration. It is generally not recommended to be taken while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is mucusex safe to take whilr pregnant?

Is mucusex safe to take whilr pregnant?

U mean mucinex (guaifenesin): A decongestant , cough medicine has several ingredients may not be good for fetus , especially first 3 months , speak to you OB doctor before taking any medications , including cough medicine ...Read more

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Is 7 keto safe to take while pregnant?

Is 7 keto safe to take while pregnant?

Avoid: This is an over the counter herbal supplement for body building. This is not something one wants to take while pregnant ...Read more

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Is rapidlash safe to use while pregnant?

Is rapidlash safe to use while pregnant?

Uncertain: In general - my thought is not to take or use products that are not necessary while pregnant. Having had 3 children myself - I never thought it was worth the risk. ...Read more

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Is rodan & fields safe to use while pregnant?

Is rodan & fields safe to use while pregnant?

Many products: This particular company sells a variety of products. The ingredients for each one would need to be reviewed individually. A good general rule for pregnant women though is if you're not sure then don't use it. The overwhelming majority of over-the-counter topical skin products are safe for use. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Electrolysis (Definition)

The use of a pulse of electrical current to damage and destroy hair follicles in areas of unwanted hair. Unlike shaving, the root of the hairs are damaged in ...Read more