Talk

Advanced search

Pregnant? See how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy with the Mumsnet Pregnancy Calendar.

Anyone else allergic to ultrasound gel?

(3 Posts)
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.

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.

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?

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: