How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr Uzair Your Own Question
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 9852
Experience:  MBBS, FCPS (R) General Surgery. Years of experience in Emergency Medicine.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr Uzair is online now

I have just used lanacane cream to relieve intense itching.

This answer was rated:

I have just used lanacane cream to relieve intense itching. Trouble is that I didn't read the label properly and I could be in very early stages of pregnancy. Any advice? Thanks
Hi and thanks for the query.If it was just a one time application then you do not have to worry about any side effects as far as the pregnancy is concerned. Topical benzocaine does not have much systemic absorption, so you need not worry. I wouldn;t recommend that you keep on using it as a regular application during your first trimester though, since it is a category C drug for pregnancy and its risks have not been established since human nor animal studies aren't available.However, this one time application will not have harmed your pregnancy.Hope this helps.Please do leave a positive rating for the service.Best wishes.
Dr Uzair and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you