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Steroid Creams in Pregnancy

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MummyToucan Thu 06-Aug-09 21:02:34

Currently 7 weeks pregnant and my eczema is very itchy. Dr says I should only use my steroid cream if I really need to. Am really torn (nearly literally) as obviously don't want to put baby at risk but am thinking I need to use my Elocon.

Any experiences/advice?

Thanks.

thehouseofmirth Thu 06-Aug-09 21:09:26

I was advised Betnovate was ok to use while pregnant as I had really bad flare ups and GP & I agreed that although it was not ideal it was better for me to use it to knock it on the head than wait til it was really bad & have to use something stronger. Both DSs seem fine!

having said that, it is better to avoid stuff like this in first trimester if you can so I did concentrate on emolients and Doublebase really good.

MummyToucan Thu 06-Aug-09 22:03:57

Thanks thehouseofmirth- am going to try to hold off until a bit further on! Off to moisturise now!

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