Nail fungus is rarely an emergency, but if you feel you need to treat yours while you’re pregnant, I suggest sticking with topical antifungal creams, sold over the counter. They’re fine to use throughout pregnancy, because not enough of the drug enters your bloodstream to cause a problem.
Can I use Scholl fungal nail treatment when pregnant?
You cannot take antifungal tablets if you’re pregnant or have certain conditions. They can damage your liver.
Can I use fungal cream while pregnant?
You can safely treat a yeast infection during pregnancy with various over-the-counter antifungal vaginal creams or suppositories.
Are topical antifungals safe during pregnancy?
Careful consideration of the benefit to the mother and the risk to the fetus is required when prescribing antifungal therapy in pregnancy. Imidazoles are considered safe as topical therapy for fungal skin infections during pregnancy. Nystatin is minimally absorbed and is effective for vaginal therapy.
Can you use antifungal cream on feet when pregnant?
A common antifungal medication is Lamisil. This medication is safe to take during pregnancy. However, it is best to avoid using it while breastfeeding as it is distributed in breast milk.
Does apple cider vinegar cure nail fungus?
Apple cider vinegar is a popular remedy for toenail fungus due to its antifungal properties. If you want to treat your fungus using ACV, you can soak your feet in a mixture of warm water and the vinegar for about 15 minutes, twice a day.
Which oral antifungal is safe in pregnancy?
Among the antifungal medications, it is possible that terbinafine is the safest one currently available for use in pregnancy, particularly of the oral formulations.”
Can fungal infection cause miscarriage?
TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A well-known antifungal drug used for vaginal yeast infections may be linked to a slightly increased risk of miscarriage, according to a study of more than 1.4 million Danish pregnancies.
Is it OK to use Lotrimin while pregnant?
Tioconazole (Monistat 1, and Vagistat 1), Clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin 3, Lotrimin AF), Miconazole (Monistat 3, Desenex). Some antifungal products shouldn’t be used during pregnancy. Check with your doctor and carefully check labels.
Which antifungal drug is contraindicated during pregnancy?
There are serious risks of fetal malformations associated with the use of griseofulvin, ketoconazole, voriconazole, flucytosine and potassium iodide. These drugs are contraindicated in pregnancy.
Is topical clotrimazole safe in pregnancy?
Clotrimazole topical has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Systemic absorption is minimal following topical or vaginal administration. Animals given high doses intravaginally have not revealed evidence of teratogenicity. High oral doses resulted in embryotoxicity and maternal toxicity.