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Remedies For Spitting During Pregnancy
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
Perhaps!: Generally, elective treatment should be postponed until after the pregnancy is over! If you can tolerate the treatment without anesthesia or other medications, there are no contraindications! Most ob's that we have spoken with would rather have you not take any medications while pregnant! ...Read more
More Info Please: If you are early in pregnancy, you can try some tylenol (acetaminophen) for your headaches. You can also sleep it off. You may try some tiger Balm massage on your head and forehead. However, a headache later in pregnancy can be a sign of Pre Eclampsia. You should see your doctor and get your BP check done. Good Luck. ...Read more
What are the studies proving that the treatment you are prescribing for Crohn's will improve the condition during pregnancy?
None: There are studies showing improvement with various drugs, but no specific studies have been done in pregnancy. The drugs are gen. Categorized for safety based on animal studies or reports from pts who had to be treated in preg or just didn't know they were preg. Pregnant pts seem to respond the same as non pregnant. ...Read more
Simple tips: Ppis are effective. But if you take the following steps they should help as well. Don't eat less than 2 hours before lying down. Either raise the head of your bed six inches or sleep on 1 wedge pillow - don't sleep with multiple pillows as that can actually allow acid to come up to your throat. Avoid mint, caffiene, chocolate, spicy foods (i know its difficult to do but it will help -promise!). ...Read more
No: White discharge is normal during pregnancy unless there is a foul odor or itching (signs of infection). There is no home remedy to make it go away because it is a normal part of pregnancy and means your body is doing what it is supposed to. Putting something in your vagina to change the discharge could cause and infection or hurt the baby and should not be done ...Read more
Ginger: Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organ ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Please talk with your obstetrician for signficant problems with nausea & vomiting. ...Read more
Pregnancy & scabies: According to the organization of teratology information specialists, many pregnant women are prescribed pyrethrin or permethrin, which is derived from chrysanthemums, to treat scabies. According to otis, these medications are not absorbed into the body the same way other, more harsh scabies medications are. Take the medication as directed by your doctor. ...Read more
Skin care: Concerns with teratogenic effects limit the use of accutane/antibiotics. Even topical medications may be absorbed and should not be used. Frequent cleansing with mild mechanical exfoliation and use of hypoallergenic non-comedogenic moisturizers. Occasional use of fruit acids peels may also help. ...Read more
Yes: Dvt can occur while on anticoagulation and also while pregnant and on anticoagulation. If either of these occurs, it usually means that the anticoagulation has been at unacceptable levels. You need close monitoring and probably, should be followed by a hematologist. ...Read more
Depends: First trimester spotting occurs in up to one third of pregnancies and usually requires no treatment. Second trimester bleeding is less common but also rarely requires treatment. Significant bleeding at any time during a viable pregnancy that results in anemia is treated with blood transfusions and attempts to address the cause - if life threatening, bleeding can sometines require delivery. ...Read more
Nerve compromised: Root canal therapy is necessary when the nerve is compromised, either from decay or trauma. It is perfectly safe during pregnancy and will help prevent inflammation and/or infection. If this is what you need, have your dentist coordinate your treatment with your obgyn. ...Read more
More than 60 million americans experience acid reflux at least once a month. Acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), can produce a variety of symptoms.
Heartburn. Also called acid indigestion, heartburn is a burning pain or discomfort that can move up from your stomach to the middle of your abdomen and chest. The pain can also move into your throat.
Regurgitatio. ...Read more
Best to do nothing: Pityriasis versicolor is caused by a yeast that is usually in/on the skin. Therefore, it isn't harmful to you or your baby. All the prescription medications for this can't be used while pregnant or have not been studied for pregnancy. A nice home remedy that may work is washing with baking soda and then applying apple cider vinager. I hope this helps. ...Read more
I am pregnant and I have H Pylori. It is really hurts. Is there any treatment for than during pregnancy? Without hurting the baby?
Is a salty taste in the mouth normal during pregnancy? What can be done to reduce the taste of salt in the mouth during pregnancy?
Pregnancy can be associated with "dysgeusia, " the "bad taste problem, " maybe caused by high estrogen levels.
It's more common than you might think and can result in no taste or an altered taste, like metallic or bitter or salty. It's said that adding sour will stimulate taste buds. So does MSG. Baking Soda mouthwash, brushing teeth and tongue and frequent rinsing with water will help somewhat. ...Read more