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Will It Harm My Baby If I Have Abscess Teeth While Pregnant
Infection can spread: Disease of teeth and gums can affect health of a person in many ways, eg, difficulty eating, spreading infection, later chronic illness. If pregnant, a woman with dental disease should inform her OB and get dental care as soon as possible. The dentist and OB should share information before and after treatment, with patient's consent and involvement. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
8 weeks 5 days pregnant, very painful dental abscess, what shall I do and what are the risks to my baby? Are there any treatments with zero risk?
Risk: I do not know of any interventive treatment with no risks. In your situation obviously if you had treatment prior to conception that would have been ideal. I would suggest consulting with an endodontist for treatment but present to your obstetrician for a letter of clearance for treatment. Ideally interventive treatment is preferred after the first trimester and before the third trimester. ...Read more
I'm 7 months pregnant and have had a dental fistula for about 4 weeks. Will treating/ not treating it harm my baby? Should i wait until after birth?
My kid painted on paper,I touchd paper wen dry & accidentally touchd my tongue funny taste.quickly rinsd my mouth thoroughly.7wk Pregnant.Harm baby?
Wouldn't think so: What you describe does not bring any concerns to mind. The type of paints kids have access to are non toxic & for something to affect baby the material would need to achieve a detectable level in your blood & be toxic. From your description I can't see that happening. ...Read more
I gave my kid mucinex, and whipped her mouth. A few mins later I gave her a kiss on the mouth and tasted it. If I am pregnant, could it harm the baby?
Relax: Even if you took the full dose of the med yourself there are no controlled studies in humans that show a risk to the fetus.An exposure as you describe is insignificant. ...Read more
I am 24 weeks pregnant and recently found out I have a rotting tooth or a bad cavity will this harm my baby? No sign of abcess
Can tooth abcess cause premature labor? I have a tooth that needs a root canal but they won't do it until baby is born will it harm? I'm 28 weeks
But more info is needed... Why won't your dentist treat you? Because of your pregnancy? You are better off treating it now than taking the risk of infection and severe pain. Have your dentist refer you to an endodontic specialist and have him/her coordinate with your obgyn. Many times this can be completed in one visit.
All the best.. ...Read more
Unlikely: An abscess is a localized problem, where the germs are contained within the rhine or shell like outer lining of the infection. To effect baby, germs must enter & travel in the blood, which is not happening. The doc can drain the abscess &/or treat with antibiotics that will be fetus friendly. ...Read more
I put cortisone cream on my daughter's mosquito bites. She got a little in my mouth and on my skin. I am pregnant. Could this harm the baby?
5 months pregnant. Accidently got shampoo in mouth when showering. Spit it out and rinsed my mouth with faucet water. Could there be any harm to baby?
No: I am sure you rinsed it out. Nothing else to do. ...Read more
There was a girl in a car who had a flu, i'm pregnant 16weeks, could I get flu or harm baby?I was covering my nose and mouth with jacket
Flu vaccine: Influenza can be dangerous for pregnant women, especially later in pregnancy, because as the baby gets bigger, your lungs can't expand as well. It is very important for pregnant women to get their flu vaccine as early in the season as possible. If you do get symptoms of the flu (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat) you should see your doctor immediately for possible antiviral treatment. ...Read more
Daughter has hand foot & mouth blisters in mouth what can I do to make her more comfortable? Also i'm 7 months pregnant will it harm my unborn baby?
Hand foot and mouth disease is caused by a virus, and usually goes away in 7-10 days.
The pain from mouth blisters can be helped by staying away from spicy and acidic foods and drinks (maintaining a bland diet).
Check with your dentist or medical doctor about pain meds (tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil).
Orabase ointment can be applied to the blisters before meals. It is non-prescription and sticks to the mouth. ...Read more
Antibiotic: You should give a call to your md as he will know your full medical history. Low weight birth is associated with chronic bone or gum inflamation. ...Read more
See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
I am pregnant with twins and i took 2 different prenatals thinking 2 babies 2 prenatals for 15 days.did i harm my babies(had no side effects)?
You did not: but continue with only one please.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Your babies are protected from the world around them by several layers of tissue and the bag of waters. Try to stay healthy, rest and eat right. Get regular prenatal care and take you vitamins.The only infections that might bother baby are ones that enter your blood, like flu, so a flu shot in season is a good idea. good luck. ...Read more
I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?
Rhogam shot for miscarriage. Will this protect my future babies from harm until 28 weeks of pregnancy?
Should do: good that you took it after miscarriage, within the timeframe, once pregnant again, please have good prenatal care from day one, good luck ...Read more
I am 36 weeks pregnant with twins and need to wear an Abdominal corset for just 30 minutes.. would that harm the babies?
Twins: No it wont harm your twins.Good luck! ...Read more
Help please! just put chicken in my mouth and chewed it and realised it was spoiled! i spat it out and didn't swallow. Will this harm my pregnancy?
Spoiled chicken: As long as you did not swallow any and get it into your system , you are probably fine. If you do get sick in the next few days then you should call your doctor for advice. ...Read more
Hi everyone. I'm 9.5 weeks pregnant and i wondering if home fetal doppler's are safe? I was able to hear the hb but i'm scare to harm my babies. Thank
Safe: Fetal doppler is very similar to ultrasound. You can't harm baby with ultrasound or doppler. ...Read more
I'm 2 months pregnant w/twins. I've been having really bad dental probs. I've been to the dentist and they won't do anything until i've had the babies. Are there any home remedies?
Ask your OB: Ask your OB doc what you can take as well as when you can have your acute dental problems addressed by your dentist. Your dentist should consult with your OB to obtain more information regarding any restrictions in treatment and medications. ...Read more
What is the best antibiotic for dental abcess if I have no response with amoxicilline (resistance) .And i need something safe during pregnancy?
Pregnancy treatment: I'm sure we would all love to help resolve your issue as simply and quickly as possible. However, this is a question best answered after the dentist who is actually treating you confers with your obstetrician and together with your approval decide on the best course of treatment as well as which antibiotic to use. No internet advice, sorry. Congrats! ...Read more
We often carry babies upright, it's natural for our mouth to be very near to their ears and we talk to them regularly. Can that harm their hearings?
It's possible: Babies hearing is sensitive, it is possible to injure them from loud sounds close to their ears. Sound energy dissipates by the inverse square law, meaning that if you are 1/2 the distance, the sound energy is 4 times as much, so speak to them softly if you can. ...Read more
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