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Anyone else allergic to ultrasound gel?

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arghhelpme Mon 24-Mar-14 17:47:23

Within the last year I have developed really bad eczema. Have had a biopsy and patch test and am now allergic to some ingredients in ultrasound gel. Am about 6 wks with dc3, does anyone know if there is any other product that can be used during scans and monitoring?

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 24-Mar-14 17:50:19

Start by calling your maternity unit /dept and ask them what they have. Then I'd get online and google. See if you can purchase some yourself. There must be an alternative.

nevergoogle Mon 24-Mar-14 18:01:24

ultrasound waves will pass through water. you can even pass it through a water filled condom (don't ask how i know this). this works for therapeutic ultrasound. i don't know about diagnostic but i suppose the theory should be the same.

but yes there are alternatives. there's probably a non-allergenic version of the gels too.

as giles says, call the department so they are prepared.

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