Safe OTC Rash Treatments to Use During Pregnancy

These over-the-counter rash treatments 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 rash treatments, contact your doctor.

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 Nivin Todd, MD on July 13, 2018

Sources

SOURCES:

CDC: "Medications and Pregnancy."

Womenshealth.gov: Pregnancy and medicines fact sheet.

American Family Physician: "Over-the-Counter Medications in Pregnancy."

Cleveland Clinic: "Medication Guidelines During Pregnancy."

RxList web site.

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