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I always eat papaya, but I just had some now and my throat itches but I am 6 weeks pregnant could this be allergy? If so it's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Papaya

You could be developing an allergy.
Benadryl can be used during pregnancy. The latex in unripe or partially ripe papaya contains papain which could potentially stimulate uterine contractions (like Prostaglandins).

In brief: Papaya

You could be developing an allergy.
Benadryl can be used during pregnancy. The latex in unripe or partially ripe papaya contains papain which could potentially stimulate uterine contractions (like Prostaglandins).
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Dr. Al Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, and yes

Can be allergy, better avoid the fruit, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe with pregnancy, don't exceed recommended dosage, if symptoms persist or progress see your doctor

In brief: Yes, and yes

Can be allergy, better avoid the fruit, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe with pregnancy, don't exceed recommended dosage, if symptoms persist or progress see your doctor
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