To Treat Detergent Allergies During Pregnancy?
Hello doctor, I want to be 8 weeks pregnant now, my finger is hard to heal because of allergies to any laundry soap, including emergency or sunlight, I use hydrocortisone cream … is it safe for my fetus? Because if the cream absorbs deep skin? r nTk.
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It needs to be clarified beforehand, what are the symptoms of a detergent allergy on your fingers that you experience? Have you ever seen a doctor and diagnosed with allergies? So, do you do this under the supervision of a doctor?
In some sensitive people, contact with laundry detergent, including detergents and dish soap, can trigger an inflammatory reaction. This inflammation does not always occur due to allergies. It could also be, this inflammation occurs because the content of the detergent itself is indeed irritating. In the medical realm, this condition is known as contact dermatitis. Clinically, usually contact dermatitis will be characterized by reddening of the skin, bursting, itching, burning, swelling, peeling, or various other complaints.
However, you also need to know that the symptoms of contact dermatitis often appear very similar to other skin diseases, for example tinea manum (hand fungus infection), miliaria (prickly heat), scabies (scabies), seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, drug eruptions, and so. And each of these conditions certainly has a different treatment with contact dermatitis.
Hydrocortisone is a type of anti-inflammatory drug. This drug is useful in treating skin inflammation, including one due to contact dermatitis. However, the use of this drug is not necessarily appropriate if it turns out that your complaints arise due to other causes, besides contact dermatitis. In relation to use during pregnancy, this drug is included in category C, which means that negative effects on the fetus have been found in experiments conducted on animals, but no controlled studies have been conducted on humans. Therefore, it is highly recommended not to use this drug carelessly, unless it is recommended directly by a doctor.
Our advice is that you first check your complaint with a doctor or dermatologist so that you can find out the right handling of your complaint. Also tell the doctor about your condition who is pregnant so that the doctor can adjust the treatment given so as not to interfere with your pregnancy.
Meanwhile, here are the steps you should take:
First avoid direct contact between the skin and washing soap You can use gloves to protect your hands from direct contact with washing soap Be diligent in washing your hands Avoid using drugs carelessly when pregnant, in any form, including creams Do not peel or scratch complaints on the hands excessively Hopefully help yes ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah