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Pregnant. Had food cooked with cologne. Side effects on fetus?

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Hi, I'm a 36 years old female and three weeks pregnant , I just ate a meal consists of meat and rice that I discovered it was cooked with cologne, Im really worried , what are the danger and what can I do to minimize the side effects, does it it affect the featus ? please I need an urgent reply, thank you
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 in Pregnancy
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 3 hours later
Hi,
Thanks for the query.

Cologne contains ethanol and isopropanol.
They belongs to category C drugs in pregnancy according to FDA.
Means animal reproductive studies showed possibility of adverse effects on the fetus but human studies are lacking.
The quantity of the cologne may not be high in the food you consumed, so no need to worry.
If you get any abdominal discomfort, nausea etc, you can take symptomatic treatment.
Continue the pregnancy with regular antenatal checkups and ultrasound examinations.
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