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Is It Safe To Use Cockroach Sprays When Pregnant
It all depends...: Most ant and roach sprays KILL like nerve gas (the insecticide is a neuro-toxin). If you're a bug, it's bad to be there. If you're a human... well, it all depends. How sensitive is the person to those insecticides? How old is the person? How much got sprayed? How much is in the air down there? How good is the ventilation? Usually, spray small amounts, and air out the basement while it's drying. ...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
19 weeks pregnant. I saw a bug on the couch, maybe first bed bug. freaked out and sprayed the couch with rubbing alcohol. Strong smell, is it safe?
Chemicals/pregnant: Air out the room or go into another room,a single episode for a short period should not be an issue. For the future get some N-99 particle masks at home depot and ventilate to room (open window,fan) or have someone else do this if occurs regularly ( hopefully it will not happen again-) . Don't worry. ...Read more
I am 22wks pregnant and inhaled some chemicals including ddt that was sprayed at my work place two days ago. Will it affect my baby?
A single, brief: Exposure is unlikely to harm your fetus at 22 weeks. Significant exposure would have made you feel ill. However, you may want to check osha regulations & very politely & tactfully, share them with your employer or hr department to prevent recurrent exposure. ...Read more
I'm 15 weeks pregnant & i've got the pest control sprayed the corners of my apartment today while i was there.. Was that be dangerous for my baby ?
Not likely: It does not seem likely that you could have been exposed in a significant way in the circumstance you describe. Usually if exterminators are using dangerous chemicals they ask people to leave the house for a designated period of time ...Read more
My wife is 10 week pregnant and today I sprayed perfume and some perfume went inside her mouth..is there any problem?
No: Perfume is made with aromatic oils and extracts of flowers, plants and spices, some alcohol is added to dry the liquid on the skin. There is nothing to worry about. Ripe fruit is allowed in pregnancy, for example, as there are minute amounts of alcohols in food too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 and 1/2 months pregnant. Today, someone sprayed a gas based keyboard cleaner in my workspace while i was in it. Could this harm the baby? No smell.
No: A one time incident like that should not harm the fetus. ...Read more
Took shower after it had been sprayed down with bleach. Smelled strong. 30 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?
Not harmful: The amount of chlorine your would have breathed in, then get through your lungs, your system and to baby would be so tiny that it poses no risk to the baby. Quite honestly, i'm glad they sprayed it down - much more likely you would catch a germ had it not been well cleaned that could cause harm to your baby than anything the dilute bleach solution/fumes would do to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
13wks pregnt nose extremly conjested. Cant breath at day but specialy night. What teas can i drik to help? Or wht nasal spray? Saltine NT wrkin. Help
Husband sprayed cologne while i was in bathroom (i'm 21 weeks pregnant) - felt sick after two minutes. Can it harm the baby boy's reproductive system?
Nope.: Relax - the fetus is pretty well protected inside the womb. ...Read more
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