Can A 4-month Pregnant Woman Use Balm On The Buttocks Area?
At night, I want to ask, I like butt pain and it hurts when I am 4 months old. Can I do that if I use balm in the butt area, but it doesn’t hit the waist and abdomen area. Thanks .
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Balm is a topical preparations which one of them contains menthol which is claimed to help reduce complaints of muscle or joint pain. Basically, this balm has side effects of heat or warmth on the area of the skin smeared, and gives a pleasant aroma when collected, however, this balm is generally more to cover the pain complaints felt by patients compared with treating pain complaints. Therefore, for complaints of muscle or joint pain where the pain point is not too deep from the surface of the skin, then this balm can be useful to reduce pain complaints, but if the point of pain is deeper than the surface of the skin, the benefits of balm are usually felt only temporarily.
In connection with your question, the use of traditional balm in pregnant women, in general I did not find evidence of risk during pregnancy.
However, balms containing camphor and clove oil should not be used for long periods and repeatedly during pregnancy, because the risk of absorption by the body of these two active ingredients can cause effects on the nervous system and kidney of the fetus. Therefore, you can use balm, but choose balms with natural ingredients and do not contain camphor and clove oil.
To reduce complaints of pain in your butt area (where this is a complaint that is often experienced by pregnant women), then you should start to consider reducing pain complaints with several things, such as:
1. avoid physical fatigue
2. Avoid standing or walking for too long
3. avoid sleeping late
4. use a bed that can hold and support your body while sleeping
5. do stretches, exercise the muscles of the spine, buttocks and legs to help reduce pain complaints
6. compress with warm water in the area of pain as a substitute for balm
However, you should also visit an obstetrician for examination and evaluation of your current clinical condition. The doctor will do the examination and treatment according to the results of the examination, and provide treatment recommendations that you can do at home if you experience the same complaint.
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