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shannonranee January 16th, 2010 06:22 PM

diaper rash cream
 
is diaper rash cream (zinc oxide) safe to use during pregnancy? I read online that someone used it to treat itchy hives during pregnancy so i tried a small apot on my leg and it really does work - but is it safe enough to use a lot in pregnancy- I cant find online where it says anywhere and I dont go to dr until friday. I could call and leave a message for my dr on monday but it takes 72 hours for them to call back so i am hoping maybe one of yu ladies would know.

3xCrazy January 16th, 2010 06:30 PM

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if its being used alot on babys genital areas i dont see the harm in using it while pregnant either.

Charizomai January 16th, 2010 06:35 PM

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Which cream are you using.. Go to Drugs in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding : SafeFetus.com and click on drug search and you can type in the name of the creme and find out if its safe!

shannonranee January 16th, 2010 06:52 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Charizomai (Post 18677050)
Which cream are you using.. Go to Drugs in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding : SafeFetus.com and click on drug search and you can type in the name of the creme and find out if its safe!


I went there and checked before I posted - but it does not say for either desitin or zinc oxide. I read on another site though the the FDA has never given it a rateing because there have not been any pregnant animals studies on it??? I honestly though cant imagine using a baby cream on my skin could be any worse then taking 50 mg of benadryl 4 times a day combined with 10 mg of zyrek once a day.

Gaby&Emmy'sMama January 16th, 2010 07:02 PM

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I would imagine it'd be safe. Can you ring a pharmacy??

caitie_pie January 16th, 2010 07:49 PM

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I can't see the harm in the use. What types of warnings does it have on the tube/box?
I just asked my step mom who is a pharmacist and she says that she does not see a problem with you using it on your skin even in excess. She says its safe for the baby's skin so it's safe for you. As long as there is nothing extra in it, like a prescription kind, ya know?

shannonranee January 16th, 2010 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by caitie_pie (Post 18677695)
I can't see the harm in the use. What types of warnings does it have on the tube/box?
I just asked my step mom who is a pharmacist and she says that she does not see a problem with you using it on your skin even in excess. She says its safe for the baby's skin so it's safe for you. As long as there is nothing extra in it, like a prescription kind, ya know?

Oh thank you so much for asking your mom for me. it is just the regular kind - not prescription.

hiskid1324 January 16th, 2010 10:36 PM

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There is zinc in prenatal pills. The daily allowance of everything is much higher in pregnancy than it is in 'regular' life. I think zinc pretty much triples and then some. There shouldn't be any issue using zinc oxide cream... anyway, if there is, I'm in trouble-- I've got a baby fighting a diaper rash like crazy, and one of the best creams I've every been able to find that works for us is like... 85% zinc oxide, lol! My mother used the same cream as I'm using on me when she was pregnant with my sister... and used it on herself for chafing/rashes while pregnant. I've used it while pregnant with Rebecca... she seems undamaged. ;)

caitie_pie January 17th, 2010 12:22 AM

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No problem, she's always here for your convenience :) as she is always here for mine lol

Twinkle January 17th, 2010 07:48 AM

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I would think it would be safe as well... anything you'd use on a newborn baby's skin would be safe on your body during pregnancy... at least thats my thought process.

Charizomai January 17th, 2010 01:20 PM

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the best diaper creme I've ever seen or used was the Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®
Blairex Laboratories Inc. Health Care Products and Dietary Supplements

I know its a funny name but it works wonders!!!!!! and it can be bought pretty much anywhere!

It says on the site:: •Use with infants, children and adults

From what I have found out, Most diaper rash cremes are CATEGORY C. Which just states you should ask your phyisical or let them know if you are using it while pregnant or breastfeeding because it is unknown if it passes into the milk while breastfeeding.

KChristy February 17th, 2014 06:35 PM

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There are two things to watch for: (1) Whether the zinc oxide would harm the fetus, and (2) Whether the zinc oxide would stimulate a miscarriage. (1) As long as the zinc oxide is not nano-sized, very little should be absorbed through the skin. Zinc oxide is a recommended sunscreen for pregnant women. Please note that you cannot just compare one form of zinc (i.e., dietary forms) with another. (2) Yes, zinc is a recommended daily nutrient for all people, and the dosage increases for pregnant women; the body uses zinc to generate new cells and new tissue. However, too much during pregnancy can be dangerous. Because I don't know the limits - and I have seen no data regarding how much zinc oxide (in the non-nano form) actually absorbs through the skin, I will be applying zinc oxide in my homemade sunscreen, but in moderation.

KChristy February 17th, 2014 06:41 PM

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Also, hives can be a natural (and healthy) symptom of detoxification. They often occur when battling a yeast infection, to which pregnant women are especially prone. If this is the case, treat yourself for the yeast (low-sugar, low-carb diet; lots of broad-spectrum probiotics + extra high-quality acidophilus), and then take some molybdenum (amino acid chelate form) to absorb toxins and protect your liver. I'd go for 250 mg daily while pregnant. Check your multi; it may contain some, and then you can supplement.


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