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Safe Pimecrolimus 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
Yes: Yes. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Yes: Vaginal yeast infestions are common, and are even more common in pregnancy. Monistat is one of the over-the-counter anitfungals currently available and yes it is safe to use during pregnancy. Gyne-lotrimin and vagistat (tioconazole) are also available and are safe as well. If these don't work (you may not have yeast), or if the infection returns soon after treatment see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Unknown: Here is the information available: •PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Aclovate cream during pregnancy. It is unknown if Aclovate cream is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Aclovate cream, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. ...Read more
Yes: While there is little data on the use of pyrethrin during pregnancy, in 2010, the cdc stated: " pregnant women may be treated with pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide (cdc, 2010)" so i would assume that it is safe. Talk with your ob/gyn if you remain concerned. To find more information, please visit my site: www.Obgynhelp.Com. ...Read more
No: One of the 3 part treatments in proactive is topical benzoyle peroxide. It is considered safety category c ( not advised) as animal studies have shown adverse effects on fetus. No human studies have been done to know for sure. ...Read more
Yes: This is safe if used sparingly and not for an extended period of time. ...Read more
A revs: No human studies have been done on abreva and pregnancy. However, when the drug was given to pregnant animals, it did not appear to cause any problems. Because animals and humans can respond to drugs in different ways, if you become pregnant while using this drug, your healthcare provider will consider the benefits and risks in your particular situation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: maybe slight cancer risks for reports, elidel (pimecrolimus) cream is second line , steroid ointments the best and probably alot less risky but only use steorid ointments up to max 2weeks/month or raise bp,cholesterol, thin skin and more. use vaseline[petroleum jelly after shower most days to scaly skin] ...Read more
Somewhat: Elidel (pimecrolimus) is an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat eczema. It works best on mild to moderate eczema and when chronic treatment is needed. For moderate to severe eczema, often a more potent topical steroid cream is used to get the rash under control before switching to the safer, but weaker elidel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safety tips: It is not known if Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream is safe to use for a long period of time (possible cancer?) do not use Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream continuously for a long time. Use Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream only on areas of your skin that have eczema. Do not use Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream on a child under 2 years old. ...Read more
Elidel (pimecrolimus): Elidel is the trade name for pimecrolimus which is a derivative of the macrolactam ascomycin which is an immunosuppressant. Its mechanism of action appears to involve inhibition of the activation of t cells. It also prevents the release of inflammatory mediators from mast cells. The drug may impair local immunosurveillance. It is second line therapy for atopic dermatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: Phototherapy, a medical procedure in which your skin is carefully exposed to ultraviolet light. A dermatologist performs this treatment. Medicines applied to the skin, such as: corticosteroid creams or ointments, immunosuppressant creams or ointments, such as pimecrolimus (e), methoxsalen, skin graft, and lastly, several cover-up makeups or skin dyes can mask vitiligo. ...Read more
It may help: Elidel (pimecrolimus) is a non-steroidal topical medicine that can help treat inflammation. Many patients with rosacea will need a topical steroid at times for flare-ups. However, Elidel (pimecrolimus) is a little more expensive than common, and certainly appropriate, topical steroids. You may want to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Give it 3 weeks: If this does it respond/improve or gets worse within 3 weeks contact your prescribing physician. ...Read more
If I use elidel (pimecrolimus) once a day for years am i putting myself at increased risk for cancer?
Risk/Benefit ratio: All drugs have risks and benefits, even Aspirin and Acetaminophen (tylenol). Medications are used for a benefit which is often very helpful. High benefit may be worth high risk or known side effects (eg chemotherapy). Here is info on Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0045108/#ddic601811.Side_effects_section. ...Read more
Just started Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream.What is the minimal time it must be on my skin after application to get fully absorbed before I can get me skin wet (shower)?
At least 20-30 min: The active agent is largely absorbed within 20-30 minutes, but it would be better to allow 1-2 hours for full active agent absorption before showering, but when done showering , pat the treated areas dry to avoid exfoliation of cells in the treated areas. Follow that with a moisturizer in treated areas. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: It has anti-inflammatory properties.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was prescribed Elidel (pimecrolimus) for dermatitis on face but I may have rosacea too. Will the Elidel (pimecrolimus) make the rosacea worse? Many thanks
Does elidel (pimecrolimus) cream cause constant burning hot sensation in face for more than a day.Feels like face is on fire.Or it should not.Is it a temporary side effect that should subside in less time.
I just moved to nebraska from mississippi. My 4 year old daughters eczema flared and was resistant to normal medicine like elidel (pimecrolimus). Why?
Colder winters: Dry air secondary to winter indoor heating is the most likely causative agent assuming other allergic and stress variables unchanged. The dryness of the indoor air aggravates skin dryness making it itchier and stimulating the "itch scratch" cycle of eczema. Keep her bedroom cool, consider adding humidification, and be very aggressive with skin hydrating agents and oral antihistamines. Enjoy snow. ...Read more
I have a red rash which affect my face and chest area which scratches me a lot and cause the area to flake up . If I use elidel (pimecrolimus) it goes away?
Red flaky face/chest: It sounds like you may have something called seborrheic dermatitis. Elidel (pimecrolimus) may be helpful, but alternate use of otc anti-dandruff shampoos a couple of times a week may be all you need. There are several types of skin problems that can cause what you describe, so your best bet is to see a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
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