Your question: Is it OK to use Lotrimin while pregnant?

Clotrimazole should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

Is it OK to use antifungal cream while pregnant?

You can safely treat a yeast infection during pregnancy with various over-the-counter antifungal vaginal creams or suppositories. However, it’s best to confirm with your health care provider that your symptoms are actually due to a yeast infection before starting treatment.

Can Lotrimin cause birth defects?

Since topical and vaginal miconazole and clotrimazole are not well absorbed, they are unlikely to be a concern for the pregnancy. Most studies have shown that miconazole or clotrimazole at low doses (<400 mg/day) does not increase the chance of birth defects.

Which antifungal can be used in pregnancy?

Amphotericin B remains the drug of choice for the treatment of systemic fungal infections in pregnancy. There are serious risks of fetal malformations associated with the use of griseofulvin, ketoconazole, voriconazole, flucytosine and potassium iodide.

Can you use Lotrimin for yeast infection while pregnant?

Treating a Yeast Infection During Pregnancy

It’s safe to treat a yeast infection with over-the-counter (OTC) vaginal creams or suppositories that contain miconazole or clotrimazole. Don’t take an oral fluconazole tablet to treat a yeast infection during pregnancy. It may cause birth defects.

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How do you treat jock itch when pregnant?

How is jock itch treated?

  1. Wash the rash with soap and water. Pat the skin dry. …
  2. Use an antifungal cream. You can buy this product without a prescription. …
  3. If you have jock itch and athlete’s foot, you should treat both to prevent reinfecting your groin when you put on your underwear.

Can I use athlete’s foot cream while pregnant?

A common antifungal medication is Lamisil. This medication is safe to take during pregnancy. However, it is best to avoid using it while breastfeeding as it is distributed in breast milk.

Is topical clotrimazole safe in pregnancy?

Clotrimazole is generally considered safe for pregnant women to use. If you are using the pessary to treat vaginal thrush during pregnancy it is recommended that you insert it with your fingers rather than with the applicator provided.

How do you treat athlete’s foot when pregnant?

How can I treat athlete’s foot in pregnancy? Treatment options during pregnancy may include dilute vinegar soaks or sprays (roughly one part white household vinegar to four parts water) and Lotrimin cream twice a day for two to three weeks to the soles.

Is Lotrimin safe for breastfeeding?

Clotrimazole is generally considered safe to use while you’re breastfeeding. If your baby is being treated for oral thrush you can carry on breastfeeding but you’ll need to be treated at the same time. Apply clotrimazole cream on and around your nipples after each time you breastfeed your baby.

Is topical Nystatin safe in pregnancy?

Topical nystatin is a safe alternative to azole anti-fungals that has been extensively studied in the first trimester of pregnancy. As nystatin has negligible systemic absorption, no associated risk of major malformations has been observed in numerous trials.

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Can a yeast infection cause a miscarriage?

Vaginal yeast infections called vulvovaginal candidiasis is a common gynecologic malady affecting many women, especially those who are pregnant. The results from a recent study found that a common yeast infection medication is linked to miscarriage.