Is it possible to use Bapanten during pregnancy?
The well-known fact is the statement concerning the prohibition on the vast majority of medical drugs during the period of gestation. The active substances of most drugs can adversely affect the development and formation of the fetus, causing irreversible developmental disorders of the baby. But to Bepanten such risks are completely inapplicable: any drug from the Bepanten line can be safely used during pregnancy.
So, no contraindications to use during pregnancy, Bepantin does not. Moreover: this drug is often indispensable for breast-feeding mothers: many babies use Bepanten cream for healing of cracks and wounds on the nipples during lactation. In addition, Bepanten can be used without any hindrance in the care and treatment of small children: the cream often becomes for babies salvation from diaper rash, diaper dermatitis, and any skin inflammation.
The real efficacy and effectiveness of the drug lies in its formula: dexapentenol, rapidly absorbed, turns into a vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) necessary for healing, and almond oil and lanolin provide good moisturizing of the skin, act as anti-inflammatory and antibacterial substances. As a result, a triple result is achieved: Bepanten acts as a regenerating, antiseptic and dermatoprotective agent.
Indications and contraindications for use Bepanten in pregnancy
As mentioned above, Bepanten is a drug designed to eliminate any disruption of the integrity of the skin. So, different forms of Bepanten are used to treat burns, healing of small cracks, wounds and sores on the skin. Besides, Used Bepanten and as a caring agent - to eliminate dryness or flaking of the skin, by applying the product to separate areas of the skin.
Bepanten can also be applied in the presence of squeezing or redness of the skin, as a prophylaxis of exposure to external environmental factors (sunlight, wind, frost). Also, as a preventive agent, Bepanten often becomes a drug of choice to prevent infection through existing skin lesions (treatment of abrasions, wounds, scratches, cracks, diaper rash, etc.).
Almost no contraindications to the use of Bepanten, the only deterrent to its use may be individual intolerance of individual components of the drug or possible allergic reactions.
Separate contraindications exist to the agent from a number of preparations Bepanten - Bepanten Plus. So, in connection with the presence of chlorhexidine in this composition, it is not recommended to apply it to the perforated tympanic membrane. Again, during pregnancy it is best to avoid blurring with large areas of the body.
In all other respects - Bepanten is possible for use during pregnancy, regardless of its timing and development.
Instructions for use Bepantin during pregnancy
The Bepanten line is intended for external use - if there are indications for use, the skin is treated with this or that drug several times a day. Each of the means has a different consistency, the degree of fatness and absorbency. Accordingly, ointment, Cream or Bepanten lotion are used in different situations.
Say, Bepanten ointment is more applicable in the prevention and treatment of damage to the skin, as a treatment for wounds. In this case, the ointment is applied to the damaged area 4-6 times a day, while a clear course of treatment and its duration is better to enable the doctor to determine.
Cream Bepanten differs from the ointment by a lower percentage of fat, however, it can also be used as a remedy - in the same way as the ointment. But, in addition, Bepanten cream is also freely used as a daily care for open skin areas in order to prevent their airing, drying out, getting burned. In addition, the cream, due to its light consistency, is more appropriate than ointment, in the treatment of light burns and irritations.
By the way, Bepanten in the form of a cream can also be used as a preventive tool against the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy. Due to its quick absorption, the cream is quickly absorbed by the skin, it tones and moistens it, provides additional nutrition. As a result, the collagen fibers are tightened, which means that the skin acquires more elasticity and strength. Experiencing the possible negative effects of the cream in this case is not necessary: ??it does not contain dyes, preservatives or parabens. The only possible negative reaction when it is used is the appearance of itching, urticaria, which go away on their own immediately after discontinuing the use of the drug.
Lotion Bepanten, in turn, is good for caring for dry and rough skin, can be used in the treatment of skin redness due to sunburn or irritation. But - only if there are no obvious damage to the skin. In addition, lotion is also used as a prophylaxis for sunburn, for which it is applied 3-4 times a day to skin areas that are most vulnerable to sunlight.
But the preparation Bepanten Plus is used more often to treat the wound to avoid their infection, and even if there is this infection itself. However, the use of Bepanten Plus will be incorrect, with a low risk of infection, as in the case of sunburn. In such cases, the use of Bepanten cream is more appropriate. Wherein, Applying Bepanten Plus should avoid sharing the drug with other antiseptic medications - to avoid possible inactivation. Do not use Bepanten Plus in the presence of deep, heavy or contaminated wounds.