Use Of External Drugs For Water Lice In Pregnant Women
Doc, I am 12 weeks pregnant, and my palm has water lice, because it is quite annoying I finally decided to buy a cream / ointment for water lice (K * alpanax K), is it safe to use pregnant women?
Thank you for the question.
Water fleas are usually a layman's term used to describe fungal infections around the hands and feet. Clinically, yeast infections are often characterized by redness of rashes that are runny, scaly, peeling, and itchy and even hot. If not treated properly, this yeast infection can continue to spread, even spread to people around who have direct or indirect contact with the rash.
If it is true that water lice is the cause of your complaint, then it is OK to use antifungal drugs as you mentioned. However, given the condition you are pregnant, the use of this drug (which contains the active ingredient Miconazole) is strongly discouraged from being used carelessly without a doctor's prescription. Therefore, studies in animals have proven the existence of side effects of the use of this drug on the fetus, although there is no adequate clinical test in humans. In addition, water-like symptoms can also occur due to other reasons for which treatment is different, for example allergic contact dermatitis, scabies, impetigo, irritant contact dermatitis, folliculitis, hyperkeratosis, insect bites, and so on.
Therefore, do not use any medicine yet .. If you feel disturbed by complaints in your hands, it is safer to improve your cleanliness first, by diligently washing your hands with soap, then rinse with running water until clean, dry with clean tissue, and do not carelessly contact with dirt or substances that make skin allergic / irritated. It is also prohibited to scratch, slough off, or give any treatment to the rash on the skin, let alone exchange personal items with others.
If for a long time your complaints do not get better, before using drugs, first check yourself to the doctor. If necessary, the doctor can direct you to see a dermatologist or gynecologist.
Hope this helps ...