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Chlorhexidine - Iam 18wks pregnant ,shall I use chlrohexidine for dental pain?plz reply?

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LaurieShay 1 Dec 2012

Chlorhexidine, a antimicrobial mouth rinse, will probably not hurt the baby, but it is always best to avoid possible exposure unless the need outweighs any risk. The FDA warning can be read at the following:

https://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/chlorhexidine-topical.html

kaismama 1 Dec 2012

You should see the dentist. An infection in your mouth can effect the baby if left untreated.

wd bakheet 5 Dec 2012

Teratogenic Effects Pregnancy Category B. Reproduction studies have been performed in rats and rabbits at Chlorhexidine gluconate doses up to 300 mg/kg/day and 40 mg/kg/day, respectively, and have not revealed evidence of harm to fetus. However, adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have not been done. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

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