Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream in pregnancy ?

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verygreatful66 Wed 07-Oct-20 21:08:56

I was prescribed this canesten HC cream and everywhere I search it says it shouldn't be used in pregnancy or it's not recommended unless your doctor says it's okay I'm worried

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lionsmum Wed 07-Oct-20 21:13:44

@verygreatful66 have you been prescribed it by your GP? If so I wouldn't worry about using it, it is a very low dose topical cream and risk to baby is virtually zero. The company write these scary things to cover their backs, but if a medical professional has prescribed it to you you'll be fine!

verygreatful66 Wed 07-Oct-20 21:15:25

@lionsmum yes my Gp proscribed it so I guess like you said it should be fine thank you

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verygreatful66 Wed 07-Oct-20 21:38:50

On the box it says Hydrocortisone/clotrimazole 1%

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lionsmum Wed 07-Oct-20 22:39:25

@verygreatful66 I'm assuming your GP knows about your pregnancy too? Sorry never asked that! That's good then, I would just apply as instructed

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