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Applied OTC cream to someone else, good amount was absorbed into my hands, 9 weeks pregnant. Is it harmful ?

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I am 9 weeks pregnant, and today I was applying OTC muscle cream to someone else, but I felt that a good amount of it was absorbed into my hands. Afterwards I read that it could be unsafe during pregnancy? The active ingredients are: camphor (4%), menthol (10%), and methyl salicylate (30%). Should I be worried about this?

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Posted Fri, 13 Jul 2012 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Minoo Bhagia 6 hours later

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No I don't think you should get worried about it as we prescribe these local creams for backache and I have not seen any kind of side effect on the baby but to be extra sure you can get triple marker done after two weeks as well as an ultrasound

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