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Is it advisable to take Omnacortil during pregnancy?

hello doctor,i m mrs.juhi kaul... i am 32 weeks pregnant.. since d last week i hv extreme rashes on my body.intially it started wit rashes appearing on my abdomen only,i consulted my gynac n she suggested to have either cetrizine or avil. i took cetrizine for 1 day but dint help me a bit,den i took avil for 2 days but it dint help me as well.. after 3 days,the rashes extended 2 my buttocks,thighs,hands etc... i jus feel like itching all the time... my gynac says she doesnt want to gv any other medicine dan the ones prescribed above cuz i m pregnant... i consulted a dermatologist yest n she told me dat i m suffering from PUPPP... i had read about this on the internet n i myself feel that its PUPPP... she told me that my condition of the rashes has become so acute that drugs like allegra,avil,cetrizine wil not make much of a difference... she suggested me to take OMNACORTIL 40 mg for 3 days n then tapering it to 20 mg for 3 dAYS.... i am very confused as to take OMNACORTIL cuz its a steroid n it may harm my baby but i m so much in distress that it is impossible for me to bear this itching... tried calamine lotion 4 local usage as wel,but doesnt help much.... plssss advise doctor.... should i take OMNACORTIL???? will it harm my baby??? n will my condition improvise a bit after taking this steroid... drugs lik cetrizine,avil,allerga have not even made a 10% IMPROVEMENT IN my condition,instead it has increased more.... plssss help doctor.... should i take OMNACORTIL???? please reply... i m really very distressed because of these rashes..
Fri, 13 Nov 2015
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Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Omnacortil can be taken safely in pregnancy upto the dosage of 60 mg a day.
There us no adverse effects on the fetus by taking this dose of omnacortil in pregnancy.
I suggest you not to worry.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Wishing you good health.
Dr Deepti Verma
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Is it advisable to take Omnacortil during pregnancy?

Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Omnacortil can be taken safely in pregnancy upto the dosage of 60 mg a day. There us no adverse effects on the fetus by taking this dose of omnacortil in pregnancy. I suggest you not to worry. Hope you found the answer helpful. Wishing you good health. Dr Deepti Verma