What is safe and what may be unfavorable to the health of mother and child? What is recommended and what is better to avoid when taking medications if you expect to recharge? Such questions are always concerned about the women, and this is not surprising, because the main thing that was born a healthy baby and mom was happy. We offer you 10 frequently asked questions about taking medications during pregnancy.
- Q: Can you during pregnancy to take aspirin?
- Answer: It is undesirable.
If you are concerned about the pain, doctors around the world are encouraged to contact Tylenol, which at this time can be your salvation in the event of an emergency. Aspirin and many other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs is extremely undesirable if you are pregnant. There are, however, some cases where aspirin is dictated by necessity, but then the woman can take it under the clear control of a cardiologist and gynecologist, and in very small doses to avoid the risk of uterine bleeding.
- Q: Can I take antibiotics?
- A: Sometimes it is possible, but in any case, you should consult your doctor.
In the first trimester of pregnancy, these drugs should be avoided as a high risk of miscarriage. Antibiotics are divided into four categories, where A and B are in a relatively safe, then C is considered more risky to take during pregnancy, and finally, antibiotics category B can not be taken during this period.
If at this time you have urogenital infections that are dangerous for both mother and threaten the health of the baby, the doctor may prescribe antibiotics or C-type.
- Q: Can I take antidepressants?
- Answer: It depends on the specific drug.
Remember that during pregnancy any medication can cause harm not only the mother as a child, and this need to make a start in the choice of medicines. Because of ethical considerations drugs are not tested on pregnant women in order to get some statistics about the dangers or safety, so information about the side effects is still not so much. During this period, of course, you should avoid strong medicines to stabilize the emotional states. If the violations are not too serious, it is better to prefer psychotherapeutic treatment by visiting a doctor, but not mindlessly gulping sedative pills.
- Q: Can I take anti-allergic drugs?
- Answer: Yes, you can.
Many women during pregnancy can aggravate allergic reactions. Of course, the better to avoid allergy medications if possible, but the reaction may be so dangerous that eventually severely damage the baby, so we can not ignore allergies. If you suffer from allergic rhinitis, you can use the safe drops for the nose. Keep in mind that these drugs are best taken after you pass the first trimester of pregnancy. During this period you can drink drugs like Benadryl, hlortrimeton, Claritin
Claritin - histamine receptor blocker
- Q: Can I take laxatives?
- Answer: Yes, but with great caution.
Constipation - a very common problem with most pregnant women. Often this is due to the intake of iron-containing vitamin complexes, which are prescribed at this time. To deal with constipation, take measures to improve the natural activity of the intestine: drink more water, eat foods rich in fiber. Consult your doctor for the drugs with less iron. If all these measures do not help, you can try to take docusate that gently eliminates this problem. Stronger stimulants can disrupt the intestinal microflora and cause more problems. Before taking you should consult with your doctor.
- Question: What can be taken during a cold?
- A: The old proven tools.
Remember the advice of our grandmothers who recommend not to get involved newfangled drugs, and to seek help from the old-fashioned methods for treating colds. It is necessary to comply with bed rest, use safe drops for the nose, throat rinse the warm soda-salt solutions, drinking tea with milk and honey. Safe asetominafen - the best remedy for colds if you are plagued by headaches that always accompany such illnesses. Other drugs should be accepted only on medical prescription. Remember that it is best to avoid chemicals that judging by the advertising messages compete directly with all the symptoms of colds and flu - they can greatly harm the child.
- Q: I need to visit the dentist - is it safe?
- Answer: In most cases - yes.
The mouth should be kept in order at any age and at any time, even when you are pregnant, even better to say - especially during pregnancy. All hard dental work such as tooth extraction to filling, drilling, it is best to postpone until the second trimester, when the fetus is already formed, and such measures will not be able to hurt him. During this period, you can most safely perform such procedures, using as an anesthetic lidocaine, referring to the B category. All other procedures relating to the cosmetic side, for example, whitening, should be postponed until later.
- Question: Can I be vaccinated against the flu, and how will it affect the baby?
- Answer: Yes, you can.
Vaccinated against influenza is recommended even in this period. The fact that pregnancy - is the time of grace, when all the forces of the body sends to strengthen immunity
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And such a vaccine will build an even more effective barrier. According to statistics, only 25 out of 10,000 women who get the flu during pregnancy, require treatment in hospital. An important factor in the epidemic is a special diet that includes healthy foods and enough vitamins strengthens the immune system.
- Question: What if I worried about the rash?
- Answer: We need to take active measures.
The rash is always unpleasant, so you should use the safest ointments, such as hydrocortisone
Hydrocortisone - a drug that could save the life of the patient
or Benadryl to help relieve these symptoms.
- Q: Can I take a sleeping pill?
- Answer: It is undesirable.
If you during pregnancy there is some problem with the individual characteristics of your body, always worth asking your doctor how you handle it. Studies show that after receiving such a popular sleeping pills like Ambien, its traces are found in the umbilical cord - and this suggests that the drug is dangerous for the baby.
The best way to treat insomnia old "old-fashioned" methods: bedtime
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take a walk in the fresh air, do not watch TV, drink refreshing drinks, take a warm shower and sleep in a well ventilated room.