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Safe OTC First Aid Ointments to Use During Pregnancy

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These over-the-counter first aid ointments have no known harmful effects during pregnancy when you take them according to the package directions. If you want to know about the safety of any other ointments, contact your doctor.

  • Bacitracin
  • J&J
  • Neosporin
  • Polysporin

Check with your doctor before taking any medicines during your pregnancy. Be especially cautious in the first trimester, a crucial time for your baby's development.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD, FACOG on June 11, 2014

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