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Took shower after it had been sprayed down with bleach. Smelled strong. 30 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

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 more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Can you get rabies from being sprayed by a skunk?

Can you get rabies from being sprayed by a skunk?

No: You have to be bitten by an animal infected with rabies in order to get rabies. The spray from the skunk does not contain rabies. ...Read more

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Is the defensive spray from skunks or any other animal dangerous for my infant to touch? Dog got sprayed by something and spread oils in house.

Is the defensive spray from skunks or any other animal dangerous for my infant to touch? Dog got sprayed by something and spread oils in house.

Call poison control: If you were in my office, I would call Poison Control at 1 800 222-1222 for the best information pertinent to your particular situation. They often need a little more information than what you've provided here to make the best recommendation, and if you call them, they can find out what they need to know. Depending on the details, there may be some concerns about eyes, or breathing. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Son sprayed clorox on floor and the smell is lingering a little. 5 weeks pregnant should I worry?

Son sprayed clorox on floor and the smell is lingering a little. 5 weeks pregnant should I worry?

No: There is nothing to suggest that exposure that insignificant could pose a threat to your unborn baby. Take care ...Read more

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My wife is 10 week pregnant and today I sprayed perfume and some perfume went inside her mouth. Is there any problem?

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 more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant. I've seen my baby's heartbeat. I have to be sprayed with oleoresin capsicum for my job tomorrow. Will this affect my baby?

I am 11 weeks pregnant. I've seen my baby's heartbeat. I have to be sprayed with oleoresin capsicum for my job tomorrow. Will this affect my baby?

Get a note: I am not aware of pepper spray causing any problems for a pregnant woman. That being said this just seems like a bad idea and not a nice thing to do to a pregnant woman and her first trimester. Get a note from your doctor excusing you from this until after the pregnancy is complete. I would imagine your employer would agree. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is eating baby powder harmful while pregnant?

Is eating baby powder harmful while pregnant?

Yes: If by baby Powder, you mean talcum powder, it is bad at any time and more so during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is lysol harmful if sprayed on human skin?

Is lysol harmful if sprayed on human skin?

Not good for you: It will not hurt you if your eyes were not hit but it is not good for you either. It is to kill germs in the air not on your skin. ...Read more

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Is kitty litter harmful to pregnant women?

Is kitty litter harmful to pregnant women?

Probably not: Toxoplasmosis is the concern for pregnant women handling kitty litter.
If you do not know if you have been exposed, it is best to avoid the kitty litter; also gardening can be a way to get exposed to it.
If exposed, while pregnant, it can be passed to the baby 60% of time and cause problems with growth restriction and brain development among other concerns. ...Read more

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Are weed wacker fumes harmful during pregnancy?

Are weed wacker fumes harmful during pregnancy?

If used in: Well ventilated, outside environment they should cause no harm to mother or baby ...Read more

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How harmful is the smoke from fires during pregnancy?

How harmful is the smoke from fires during pregnancy?

It is unhealthy: Smoke inhalation should be avoided when you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Is eating chips (fried potatoes in bags from market) harmful while pregnant?

Is eating chips (fried potatoes in bags from market) harmful while pregnant?

NO: Not harmful but watch out for SALT intake!!! If you have a Blood Pressure problem or swollen legs this dietary habit may be harmful!

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Dr Z ...Read more