Safety Pain Relief Ointment In Pregnant Women?
I am 3 months pregnant, can I use hot in cream on my feet?
Thank you for the question.
When you are pregnant, there are some things that should be more considered, because basically anything that is used / consumed by the mother will affect the health of the fetus, including food, drugs, or other chemicals, either orally (which enters the mouth), or topical (applied topically). The ointment you mentioned contains ingredients such as menthol and methyl salicylate, which are substances that are usually used to relieve pain that is applied to the surface of the body.
Until now, there has been no research that can prove that the content is safe for pregnant women and fetuses, so doctors usually do not recommend using drugs that have not been proven safe for pregnant women and fetuses. However, to ensure this and determine other safe alternative medicines, you can consult your obstetrician.
The following recommendations can you do to relieve pain in the legs:
Take paracetamol pain reliever which has been proven safe for pregnant women. Compress the painful leg with an ice pack. Massaging the leg that is painful but not excessive. Rest your legs for a while. Lift a leg or support it with a pillow when lying down. Use elastic bandages on the feet. Hopefully this information helps and hopefully get well soon.