Can You Use Vagisil During Pregnancy?

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By Abby McCoy | Updated on Dec 10, 2023
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Vagisil can be safely used during pregnancy.

Vagisil can help ease vaginal and vulvar itching. Its main ingredient is hydrocortisone ,1  a steroid that targets your immune system and settles down itching and pain. Very little hydrocortisone is absorbed through your skin, and your baby will get even less. The more Vagisil you use, the more baby will be exposed, so try to use as little as you can while still getting relief from your symptoms. 

Be sure to let your healthcare provider know about irritation around your genitals, as these symptoms might point to an infection that needs to be treated with stronger medications. Sexually transmitted infections and untreated yeast infections can affect your baby, and your provider can help you heal.

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  1. "Topical Corticosteroids"Oct 1, 2020https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK582987/.


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Can You Use Vagisil During Pregnancy?

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By Abby McCoy | Updated on Dec 10, 2023
Image for article Can You Use Vagisil During Pregnancy?

Vagisil can be safely used during pregnancy.

Vagisil can help ease vaginal and vulvar itching. Its main ingredient is hydrocortisone ,1  a steroid that targets your immune system and settles down itching and pain. Very little hydrocortisone is absorbed through your skin, and your baby will get even less. The more Vagisil you use, the more baby will be exposed, so try to use as little as you can while still getting relief from your symptoms. 

Be sure to let your healthcare provider know about irritation around your genitals, as these symptoms might point to an infection that needs to be treated with stronger medications. Sexually transmitted infections and untreated yeast infections can affect your baby, and your provider can help you heal.

Pregnant woman holding her stomach on a bed with a plant in the background

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  1. "Topical Corticosteroids"Oct 1, 2020https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK582987/.


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