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Doctor insights on: Rubbing Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy

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Dr. Warren Foster
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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 take medications that contain alcohol during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take medications that contain alcohol during pregnancy?

No: Alcohol is not safe in pregnancy and can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome. There is no known safe amount of alcohol in pregnancy. So once you know you are pregnant, you should stop all of it. This includes even the small amounts that are in some medicines. ...Read more

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Is kevita sparkling probiotics drink safe during pregnancy? (Said something about small trace amounts of alcohol)

Is kevita sparkling probiotics drink safe during pregnancy? (Said something about small trace amounts of alcohol)

No problem: Kombucha typically has very small amounts of alcohol. That by itself would not be harmful to use in pregnancy. Along with that the probiotics and nutritional content of those drinks offer many health benefits. ...Read more

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Is isopropyl alcohol safe to smell during pregnancy? I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant and smelling alcohol helps me not vomit.

Is isopropyl alcohol safe to smell during pregnancy? I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant and smelling alcohol helps me not vomit.

Isopropyl alcohol: No it is not safe to inhale very much vapor from isopropyl alcohol as it is toxic to the system and could harm your pregnancy. Try small amounts of aromatic oils e.g. Aromatherapy or some herbs to get good effects. Try things like peppermint or lavender for relief as they are safe. ...Read more

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Is the use of flat iron spray w/argon oil and and lotion for stretch marks w/vite, collagen, cocoa butter safe during pregnancy? Many prods w/alcohol

Is the use of flat iron spray w/argon oil and and lotion for stretch marks w/vite, collagen, cocoa butter safe during pregnancy? Many prods w/alcohol

Yes, however...: All of these should be quite safe. Alcohol should not be significantly absorbed into your skin, certainly not enough to harm your baby. However, some skin products do contain chemicals that can harm fetuses. Visit http://www. Ewg. Org/skindeep/ to check these products (it does mention moderate hazard of flat iron spray due to allergy potential but it has low developmental ; reproductive toxicity). ...Read more

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Is 0.0% alcohol safe in pregnancy?

Is 0.0% alcohol safe in pregnancy?

Well that depends: On what product has 0.0.? % alcohol in it. Also what type of alcohol are we talking about? Methanol, ethanol, isopropanol? And what was this replaced with? More details about the product you intend to consume and for what purpose is necessary in order to provide a meaningful answer. In general, it is best to consume no products containing any amount of ethanol during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Bleeding after drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Bleeding after drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Bleeding: Depends on where you are bleeding from. Some people get alcoholic gastritis and bleed from their stomachs, etc. If you mean bleeding from vagina, please see your ob-gyn physician. Also, please don't drink alcohol at all when pregnant. This compromises your baby's development, and is not fair to him or her. ...Read more

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If I drank alcohol during my pregnancy, can that cause cardiomyopathy in my child?

If I drank alcohol during my pregnancy, can that cause cardiomyopathy in my child?

Unlikely: Amoung the original children reported with fetal alcohol syndrome the heart issues were discribed as transient murmurs or vsd (hole between lower chambers).A dose relatred effect was seen in the syndrome and many of these mothers succomed to etoh disease within a year. For cardiomyopathy you are more likely looking at acquired viral infections or rare inherited metabolic disorders (with other pbs). ...Read more

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What are the bad effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.?

What are the bad effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.?

No: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's& again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain & many suggest much of the ADD we see today is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

Brain injury: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's & again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain, many suggest much of the ADD we see is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to drink alcohol if I have a molar pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to drink alcohol if I have a molar pregnancy?

Yes: But when is your d& c planned? It would be a good idea to stop a week before (if you have that much notice) as alcohol contributes to bleeding. Take care of yourself! ...Read more

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If alcohol were to do damage during 3rd week of pregnancy what would it be? Based on 2-4 glasses of wine per day during 3rd week only.

If alcohol were to do damage during 3rd week of pregnancy what would it be? Based on 2-4 glasses of wine per day during 3rd week only.

Difficult to say: Maybe none. There is a wide spectrum of disorders and abnormalities that can occur when mothers consume alcohol. The big concern is that it affects the developing brain, and the fetus brain is developing throughout the pregnancy. That's why the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Association has a campaign that says " Not A Drop". We really don't know of safe levels of alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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Can I eat food cooked with alcohol during pregnancy? I ate a shedded beef taco and didn't know they put cooking wine in before cooking.

Can I eat food cooked with alcohol during pregnancy? I ate a shedded beef taco and didn't know they put cooking wine in before cooking.

Cooking with alcohol: People sometimes cook with wine or other alcohol to flavor a dish. The actual alcohol usually cooks off through the heating process. So you should be fine with your pregnancy in eating such foods. Drinking alcohol would be very different, though. ...Read more

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Will drinking during pregnancy always result in fetal alcohol syndrome?

Will drinking during pregnancy always result in fetal alcohol syndrome?

Not always, but...: Alcohol can damage a baby's brain causing cognitive, learning, emotional and behavior problems. We don't know how much alcohol it takes, but we do know that drinking too much on just a few occasions can cause FAS even if you don't drink at all during the rest of the pregnancy! best option—no drinking while pregnant. Next best—stop drinking as early as possible in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Taking a prenatal pill twice a day (recommended dose) that has polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol - are those ingredients safe for pregnancy?

Taking a prenatal pill twice a day (recommended dose) that has polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol - are those ingredients safe for pregnancy?

PRESERVATIVES: Polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol are preservatives that are included in many products and have proven safe in most instances. We really can't be totally sure of safety in pregnancy, since it simply is not possible to test them in pregnant women. However they have been included in many products often used by pregnant women over many years. The amounts included are very minimal. ...Read more

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What is a heart disease that can be caused from drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

What is a heart disease that can be caused from drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Cardiomyopoathy: Sometimes, during or after pregnancy a pateint may develop a weak heart otherwise known as a cardiomyopathy. Excessive alcohol may help contribute to that. This can be diagnosed with an echocardiogram. ...Read more

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If you a mother's blood supply does not cross over into the placenta till 6 weeks, how could alcohol effect an embryo during the 3rd week of pregnancy?

If you a mother's blood supply does not cross over into the placenta till 6 weeks, how could alcohol effect an embryo during the 3rd week of pregnancy?

Mother & baby: The embryo is nourished directly from the cells lining the mothers uterus. This continues until development of the placenta and umbilical cord takes over the job. I know you are concerned about your alcohol consumption early in your pregnancy. The thing is there are no absolutes here. Chances are everything will be fine. See your doctor, take your vitamins, and take care of yourself. ...Read more

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Is using hand sanitizer (with the active ingredient Ethyl Alcohol 70%) harmful during the pregnancy?

Is using hand sanitizer (with the active ingredient Ethyl Alcohol 70%) harmful during the pregnancy?

Not really: A general rule for pregnancy: lotions/creams/cleaners you use on your skin surface will not be absorbed in enough quantity to be detectable in the blood. They are thus considered safe during pregnancy and or breast feeding. ...Read more

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Pregnant in fifth month, in the first 2 or 3 weeks of pregnancy I took dostinex (cabergoline) tab, drank alcohols\cigarettes\had chest xray on week1or 2, any harms?

Pregnant in fifth month, in the first 2 or 3 weeks of pregnancy I took dostinex (cabergoline) tab, drank alcohols\cigarettes\had chest xray on week1or 2, any harms?

Tough to say: All these things are certainly NOT recommended when pregnant, but there have been many other examples of women doing the same types of things, and the babies have been fine. Time will tell, and be sure to keep regular appointments with your OB/GYN, stay healthy, and be well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can alcohol intolerance be a sign of early pregnancy?

Can alcohol intolerance be a sign of early pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Early pregnancy test can confirm. If positive, drinking is a no no. ...Read more

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What is the safest amount of alcohol I can drink in pregnancy?

Zero fl oz: In the United States the recommendation is to avoid alcohol completely. ...Read more

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What are the risks of alcohol consumption in pregnancy?

What are the risks of alcohol consumption in pregnancy?

Physical & mental: .Alcohol is a teratogen; it can cause malformations of the brain & other organs from the 3rd week of conception on. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, of which fetal alcohol syndrome is the worst, can cause small brain & body, dev. Delays, intellectual disability, adhd, behavior problems, learning problems, executive functions deficits & more. Stop drinking asap. See more @ fasdcenter. Samhsa. Gov. ...Read more

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Is it possible that alcohol affect a pregnancy test?

Yes: Alcohol acts as a diuretic and may dilute the urine enough to produce a false negative test result. If you are thinking of getting pregnant, abstain from alcohol. Alcohol is the commonest preventable cause of mental retardation in a baby. ...Read more

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If I took a shot of alcohol before a pregnancy test would it mess it up?

If I took a shot of alcohol before a pregnancy test would it mess it up?

No, but a very bad: Thing to do. If you think you are pregnant you should abstain from alcohol as it is a leading cause of preventable mental retardation. ...Read more

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What if I took a pregnancy test with alcohol in my system, will it still be accurate?

What if I took a pregnancy test with alcohol in my system, will it still be accurate?

Orthostatic: Hypotension. Gravity is causing blood to pool in lower extremities. Insufficient blood & oxygen are getting to the brain. Hydrate well and go slowly from lying to sitting to standing. ...Read more

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Does drinking in 4 weeks of pregnancy effects baby in any way? Such a alcohol syndrom?

Does drinking in 4 weeks of pregnancy effects baby in any way? Such a alcohol syndrom?

No alcohol: The drinking of alcohol when pregnant, especially in the first trimester, but also all throughout pregnancy is not recommended. If you had one drink by mistake, that would not cause fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more

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I drank alcohol once but I don't know that I'm on my 5months going to 6 months pf pregnancy. Does it affects my baby?

I drank alcohol once but I don't know that I'm on my 5months going to 6 months pf pregnancy. Does it affects my baby?

Yes, but...: Drinking a small amount of alcohol one time probably only affects the baby for an hour or two or three. One should not expect any defects in the baby just because of that one exposure to alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I take dexorange in 4 the month of pregnancy and it has alcohol content of 5.5v/v.due to its alcohol content any problem is there?

Alcohol/pregnancy: It is generally advised that alcohol in any form is not approved in pregnancy. The tendency to have more is a hard habit to break. Remember, the fetus does not have the compensatory mechanisms to deal with alcohol as do adults. ...Read more

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My wife drank a lot of alcohol 1 st month of pregnancy. I am really worried if everything will b fine. This was the only time she had alcohol in life?

My wife drank a lot of alcohol 1 st month of pregnancy. I am really worried if everything will b fine. This was the only time she had alcohol in life?

Yes: This is common and typically doesn't affect pregnancy at this early stage. Most important is that she identified that she was pregnant and I'm sure is taking appropriate steps to ensure the health of herself and the developing embryo/fetus. You didn't quantify what 'a lot' was, so difficult to answer specifically. For some women that would be 5 drinks in one setting, for others, that could be 2. ...Read more