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Doctor insights on: Using Listerine During Pregnancy

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I am preganant and have been sleeping with Listerine on my hair because I heard it prevents you from getting lice is it safe during pregnancy?

I am preganant and have been sleeping with Listerine on my hair because I heard it prevents you from getting lice is it safe during pregnancy?

Not intended: Listerine is a mouth wash not a lice repellant, maintain good hygiene, all the members of house hold see the family doctor to get rid of lice and fumigate the house to eliminate from beds. Furniture etc in order, not to get reinfected ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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I'm using cream for herpes1.it's not effective. Can this disease pass on to my child during pregnancy. What's the percentage.

I'm using cream for herpes1.it's not effective. Can this disease pass on to my child during pregnancy. What's the percentage.

HSV: Herpes can indeed be passed to the baby. There are medications that can be taken to prevent outbreaks so that vaginal delivery can be achieved. You need to have a frank discussion with your provider on what your plan should be during pregnancy and delivery. ...Read more

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Iam 2 month pregnant...mobile using is harmful during pregnancy.? What are the things that I have to avoid during pregnancy

Iam 2 month pregnant...mobile using is harmful during pregnancy.? What are the things that I have to avoid during pregnancy

Mobile ok...: Mobile use ok. Avoid all medications first three months of pregnancy, alcohol, street drugs. Always check with your doctor before taking any med. Best luck. ...Read more

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Using solarcaine spray during pregnancy?

Using solarcaine spray during pregnancy?

Solarcaine: Solarcaine is an fda category b drug meaning studies show no adverse fetal effects in the second or third trimester. ...Read more

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When should I stop using Humphrey 11 pills during pregnancy?

Immediately: Humphrey 11 pills are supposed to regulate a woman's cycle. Once pregnancy has been established there is no use for Humphrey 11 pills. ...Read more

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Where do you find out about using medicines during pregnancy?

Where do you find out about using medicines during pregnancy?

Web MD: There are several books available on the use of medicines in pregnancy & during breast feeding. Webmd has a section on their site regarding the use of medicines during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is using fake tan cream during pregnancy safe?

Self tanning lotions: Self tanning lotions are fine to use during pregnancy unlike tanning booths which are always harmful to the skin whether pregnant or not. Just make sure to exfoliate very gently prior to applying the self tanning lotion as it tends to concentrate in areas of dry skin buildup. ...Read more

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Is using lactacyd vaginal wash safe during pregnancy?

Is using lactacyd vaginal wash safe during pregnancy?

Soap: This product is not available in the US but reading about it it appears to just be a type of soap. The use is not restricted during pregnancy. If you like washing with this particular brand of soap then it is an acceptable choice. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid. My dose was increased during ppregnancy i.E 100 mg. Before pregnancy I took 75 mg. Now wht should my dose shd?

I have hypothyroid. My dose was increased during ppregnancy i.E 100 mg. Before pregnancy I took 75 mg. Now wht should my dose shd?

Check labs: Binding proteins returning to normal lead many woman to return to their pre pregnancy dose. Factors like weight gain and breast feeding can keep a dose higher. A lab draw will help. ...Read more

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What is the chance of pregnancy on day 7 of a cycle that lasts 33-35 days with using a condom during the last half of intercource?

What is the chance of pregnancy on day 7 of a cycle that lasts 33-35 days with using a condom during the last half of intercource?

Plan B: Condoms are designed to be used from start to finish--not just at the end of intercourse. This is because about 4-5 million sperm are released in preejaculatory fluid. Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 19m pregnant. I'm currently using the facial cleanser beand SK II. I want to know if that brand is safe to use during pregnancy? Any rec? TY

Hi. I'm 19m pregnant. I'm currently using the facial cleanser beand SK II. I want to know if that brand is safe to use during pregnancy? Any rec? TY

General rule: Creams or lotions you apply to the skin surface will not transfer a detectable amount of med through the skin to your blood. If it doesn't get into your blood it cannot effect the fetus. Only specialized prescription meds, placed on patches with penetration capabilities would get through the skin. You generally never need to worry about over the counter creams/lotions/liquids you apply to your ski ...Read more

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Whats's the recommended vit e and vit c supplement dosage during pregnancy?

Whats's the recommended vit e and vit c supplement dosage during pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamin: Your physician prescribed prenatal vitamin will give you what you and the fetus need for vit e and c. In addition, it is wise to add omega 3 fatty acid supplementation to help reduce the risk of postpartum depression and to help fetal brain and eye development. (dosage: 1000mg dha and 1200mg epa. Nordic naturals ultimate omega and trader joe's brand are both mercury free). ...Read more

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What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

Foods: Anything you are allergic to of course, but most foods are relatively safe. The main thing is to stay aware from raw or improperly cooked food, improperly washed items and restrict your intake of high mercury containing fish (list of these available online). Look online for a healthy pregnancy diet to make good choices. ...Read more

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How effective is Urizone during pregnancy?

How effective is Urizone during pregnancy?

Good medication: For most Bladder infections it would work well, provided it is uncomplicated. It is safe in pregancy. It is a script medication, and should be used under a doctor's instruction only. ...Read more