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What is a safe treatment for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

What is a safe treatment for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

Thyroid medication: Hypothyroidism is low thyroid. Not treating it during pregnancy can cause increased risk of miscarriage, developmental delay in the baby and possible severe health problems in the mom. Any of the prescription medications, synthroid, Armour Thyroid and levothyroxine, are safe in pregnancy. It is important to get your thyroid checked each trimester during pregnancy since your thyroid needs may go up. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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What is the best treatment for a syst in a pregnant woman?

What is the best treatment for a syst in a pregnant woman?

Observation: If your not having any symptoms and cyst is not large observation would be the proper course. Most ov cysts during pregnancy will resolve after delivery. Very large cyst my cause labor obstruction if low in the pelvis. If large cyst has benign appearance it may be treated with needle aspiration. You OB schould discuss with you findings and proper management for specific type of cyst. Brignonimd.Co. ...Read more

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What is the recommended diet for a pregnant woman?

What is the recommended diet for a pregnant woman?

Too long to answer: There are many books that talk about that and someone in your doctor's office should take the time to go over that with you, call them tomorrow to discuss that. ...Read more

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What treatment is recommended for sinusitis in pregnancy?

What treatment is recommended for sinusitis in pregnancy?

Nasal saline: I would recommend a trial of simple nasal saline if you have not done so already. If you have true symptoms of a sinus infection(facial and dental pain, fevers, body aches) then you need to see your doctor and amoxicill is safe as long as you are not allergic to it. ...Read more

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Is there a safe treatment for scabies during pregnancy?

Is there a safe treatment for scabies during pregnancy?

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

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How is hyperthyroidism dangerous for a pregnancy?

How is hyperthyroidism dangerous for a pregnancy?

Hyperthyroidism: I agree with dr. Chapa's answer. In addition, recent research has suggested that ptu (propylthiouracil) has more adverse effects than methimazole, with fda slapping a black box warning on ptu (propylthiouracil) regarding liver toxicity potential recently. According to latest guidelines from aace & american thyroid association, Methimazole is the preferred agent. Ptu (propylthiouracil) is to be used in the first trimester, Methimazole subsequently after. ...Read more

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What treatment is best for pcod in women?

What treatment is best for pcod in women?

PCOD: The best treatment for PCOD is what your doctor prescribes for you. Most of us start medications with products we have used with good results. Your doctor is likely doing the same. Follow that advice. ...Read more

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What is a safe alternative to douching in pregnancy?

What is a safe alternative to douching in pregnancy?

Not douching: Douching is never recommended. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ and douching can push harmful bacteria into the vagina or change the pH balance which allows infections to occur. Gentle cleaning of the outside of the vagina with soap and water is all that is necessary and safe. ...Read more

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What is a treatment for pityriasis versicolor that is safe during pregnancy?

What is a treatment for pityriasis versicolor that is safe during pregnancy?

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

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What is a safe medication to take For diahrrhea when pregnant? Or is there one?

What is a safe medication to take For diahrrhea when pregnant? Or is there one?

None: Anti-diarrheal medications are pregnancy category C, meaning animals studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies have been done. Avoid if possible. If you are concerned about any medication or food and its effect on pregnancy, best to avoid. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

What is the treatment for toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

Spiramycin: Mothers can be treated with spiramycin during pregnancy. Neonates will be treated with pyrimethamine, sulfadiazine, and leucovorin for one year. ...Read more

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As a breastfeeding mother, what is the best treatment for melasma?

As a breastfeeding mother,  what is the best treatment for melasma?

Patients: It may resolve with succession of breastfeeding so patients is the key. However, if it doesn't resolve then I have seen success with chemical peels. Vi-peel and cosmelan seem to work the best. Just remember you must be done breastfeeding to do the peels. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for hyperthyroidism?

What is a good treatment for hyperthyroidism?

Radioactive IODINE: Hperthyroidism is treated with Beta blocker like proparanol to slow down the heart rate and tremors Antithyroid Medications like Propylthiouracil and Mithimazole.are used in patients with sustained form of Hyperthyroidism like Graves Disease or Toxic Nodular Goiter.These dugs can have side effects like rash,itching,fever &liver problems Radiactive Iodine is most widely used and permanent therapy ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective age for a woman to have a baby?

What is considered the most effective age for a woman to have a baby?

Varies: The best response would be when she's emotionally ready.There is increasing risk for complications & birth defects both for women in their early teens & after 40. Women in their early 20's may have less risk for many issues but be better prepared when she is older. There is no one answer that fits all situations. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hemorrhoids in pregnancy?

What is the best treatment for hemorrhoids in pregnancy?

Drink a lot of water: Many times, hemorrhoids in pregnancy are made worse by not hydrating well and thus constipation sets in. Straining increases the risk of hemorrhoids. Increasing fiber intake also helps. You can use over the counter hemorrhoid remedies, which are safe to use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to take seratide which is a medicine for asthma?

Is it safe for pregnant women to take seratide which is a medicine for asthma?

Category C: Seretide is a combination inhaled steroid and long-acting beta agonist used for the treatment of persistent asthma. While this med is category c meaning risks of the medication cannot be ruled out, the most important aspect of treating asthma in pregnancy is gaining asthma control. Uncontrolled or severe asthma attacks can be potentially harmful to fetus. This risk is higher than the med risk. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more