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#1 of 2 Old 01-31-2007, 07:16 PM - Thread Starter
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I should call my midwife, but they are closed on wednesdays. I bought
some herbal creme for my exzema which is really bad right now, and
after I put it on, totally forgot that some herbs arent recommended
during pregnancy. It has the following:

calendula, st johns wort, evening primrose oil, calophyllum, licorice
root, litsea, blue chamomile, rosemary, green myrtle, niaouli.

I cant imagine how it would hurt me...but, the exzema is like an open
sore at this point so it could absorb easily though. I tried doing
some research, but everything I read was about oral ingestion of
herbs... not topical.... I just really dont want to page my midwife to
ask her about something like this. (I tortured her enough with my
first pregnancy) I also dont want to cause complications.

SO far this stuff has worked... It has stopped itching. It is working
on my daughter's cheeks too.
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I have been using a homeopathic cream for my eczema my entire pregnancy (I'm nearing the finish line : ). It has a lot of the same ingredients you mentioned including arnica. I actually did not think to ask my midwife about it until I was using the cream for an arm sprain. She's very knowledgeable about herbs and said there was nothing that would hurt the baby.

Eczema is not fun and you need some relief. It sounds like you have found a great natural cure.
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