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Pregnant. Developed large boil in vaginal area. Will it be safe to take clavam and paracetamol?

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hi my wife is 7 week pregnat. she is 24 years old. she has developed large boil in vaginal area.
doctor prescribed clavam (amoxcilin 500mg and pottasium clavulanate 125mg) and paracetamol. Is it safe in pregnancy?

Boil has no opening and has become hard. She is having very pain and not even sit and walk.
Posted Tue, 27 Nov 2012 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Asra Ishtiaq Ahmed 1 hour later
Hello there.

Thanks for writing.

Yes, clavum is absolutely safe in pregnancy.
It belongs to penicillin group which is most commonly used and safest antibiotic in pregnancy.

Paracetamol is also safe.

DO no use any other pain killers other than paracetamol.

Pain of the boil will definitely decrease with antibiotic use and with paracetamol also.

All you need to take care of is that your wife does not remain febrile during this time. In case she keeps running fever or her boil increases in size, you should visit your doctor immediately in order to rule out abscess formation.

Also very high fever can risk your baby. So keep the temperature normal with use of paracetamol and tepid sponging of the body.
She should take a good diet with plenty of fluids and bed rest.
She should avoid intercourse, heavy work and stress.

Wishing her a speedy recovery.

Take care.
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