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Is it safe to use cosmetics in pregnancy?

Is it safe to use cosmetics in pregnancy?

Some: It depends how careful you want to be. I would simplify all products and speak with your OB doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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 it safe to use Triclosan in toothpaste during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use Triclosan in toothpaste during pregnancy?

Triclosan: Triclosan is an antibiotic used in some toothpastes. Discuss all medications, including OTC toothpastes, with your Obstetrician. That said, unless your OB has a specific objection, any toothpaste from one of the major manufacturers should be both safe and effective. Remember that for an adult, a pea-sized portion of toothpaste is appropriate, no matter how big a dollop they use in commercials. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hair spray in pregnancy?

Is it safe to use hair spray in pregnancy?

Depends: This depends on the chemicals in the hair spray. The spray is likely safe, but i would bring the bottle to your next physician appointment and have them review it to make sure it doesn't contain any chemicals that may be harmful to the fetus. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear makeup in pregnancy?

Is it safe to wear makeup in pregnancy?

Probably: Yes, it's probably safe, especially if you're buying conventional products sold in stores. On the other hand, no testing of the sort that would be necessary to absolutely prove the safety has been done. It would not be ethical to, say, take a bunch of pregnant women and lather half of them with tons of makeup and the leave the other half untouched to compare the rate of birth defects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use dermatix during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use dermatix during pregnancy?

Topical silicone: Dermatix gel is a topical silicone agent for preventing scars.A review of the material data safety sheets for the listed ingredients does not reveal any substantial risks. It is a good idea for any woman pregnant or considering pregnancy to read the entire label of any OTC medicine, even topical, for warnings.If any questions, contacting the manufacturer is the best way to get a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use oxyfend during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use oxyfend during pregnancy?

Not recommended: No pregnancy data, so would not recommend using it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use ponds during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use ponds during pregnancy?

Some women do lose : Weight while pregnant (such as women with severe vomiting). Your body will pull from your fat ; muscle to ensure that the baby gets nutrients. However, you should not plan to lose weight while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use cleaning products during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use cleaning products during pregnancy?

No: You are safe with castille soap and diluted hydrogen peroxide. Citrus peel based cleansers are okay as well. Use nothing with chemicals in it you can't pronounce. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pimecrolimus in pregnancy?

Probably: While any drug taken during pregnancy has the potential to negatively affect the fetus, calcineurin inhibitors like tacrolimus and pimecrolimus are considered category c drugs, which means that they have not been associated with fetal loss or birth defects in animal studies. However, category c also means that these drugs have not been well studies in humans, so there may be potential risks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a nicotine patch in pregnancy?

Is it safe to use a nicotine patch in pregnancy?

Not really: This is always an interesting question. Nicotine is dangerous for a pregnancy and can cause fetal growth problems among other things. No amount of nicotine is considered safe so the best option is to avoid completely. That being said there are many other dangerous substances in tobacco smoke. In patients who can not stop, the doctor & the patient would weight the risks of nicotine patches. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use sulfur soap during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use sulfur soap during pregnancy?

Use of sulfur soap?: Unsure of your use of sulfur soap during pregnancy. In any case, during your pregnancy, you should be using mild soaps that are not too strong, and are gentle to your skin, and not irritating. It may be best to stay away from any medicated soaps, glycerin soaps not made of vegetable glycerin, and any petrochemically based personal care products. These can get absorbed through skin. ...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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Is it safe to use tanning lotions during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use tanning lotions during pregnancy?

No: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Cosmetics (Definition)

Cosmetics is a topic that includes the appearance-enhancing techniques that beauticians do, plus the medical equipment (such as lasers) and procedures available for decreasing or removing skin discolorations, minor birthmarks, freckles, wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, scars, body ...Read more