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Does use of air duster during pregnancy harm the baby?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Question: I huffed air duster twice in my second trimester of pregnancy. what damage have I done to my baby? it was about 3-4 cans each time and I'm sick with worry about it
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Almost no damage.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Use of air duster RARELY causes harm to your unborn baby in second trimester of pregnancy because this happened after completion of Fetal Organogenesis in the first trimester.

Therefore, risk of birth defect, miscarriage or learning problems will be quite LOW or RARE as absorption of gas through smell is quite NEGLIGIBLE due to very less use of the air duster. So, you need not worry much.

SUGGESTION: You would undergo QUADRUPLE TEST (within 15th to 22nd week) and FETAL ANOMALY SCAN (18th to 23rd week) to exclude RARE possibility. You can consult with your OBSTETRICIAN regarding this and do periodic check up as per schedule.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal (23 minutes later)
I cannot thank you enough for your answer and for not shaming me. I really appreciate this service and the piece of mind you've given me.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

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Hi,
Thank you.
I am glad I could help.
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Please accept my answer in case there are no further queries and recommend our services to your friends too if you have found it helpful.
I wish you the very best in whatever you do.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does use of air duster during pregnancy harm the baby?

Brief Answer: Almost no damage. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. Use of air duster RARELY causes harm to your unborn baby in second trimester of pregnancy because this happened after completion of Fetal Organogenesis in the first trimester. Therefore, risk of birth defect, miscarriage or learning problems will be quite LOW or RARE as absorption of gas through smell is quite NEGLIGIBLE due to very less use of the air duster. So, you need not worry much. SUGGESTION: You would undergo QUADRUPLE TEST (within 15th to 22nd week) and FETAL ANOMALY SCAN (18th to 23rd week) to exclude RARE possibility. You can consult with your OBSTETRICIAN regarding this and do periodic check up as per schedule. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal