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Should I use a cream with alum during early pregnancy?

I just have a quick question. I have 4 children and lets just say I can tell in the bedroom. So I found a cream called china shrink cream and I wanna try it for my husband. But we are also trying to conceive, but it says not to use while pregnant. Alum is the active ingredient... Can I use this and be safe in early pregnancy?
Asked On : Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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Hi Sandy,
Thanks for writing in to Healthcare Magic!
Preferably you should avoid all medication except those indicated for the well being of the pregnancy like folate, t-toxoid etc.
The cream of Alum is mentioned as contraindicated by the manufacturer and that is a straight forward contraindication for it's use during pregnancy.
Alum is a complex salt of aluminium which is itself toxic for baby and the brand may be having other contents as well.
If you have any further query please let me know I would try to answer it for you.
Wish you a great health!
Answered: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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