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The chemist told me it is a big `no-no` to use throat gargle when pregnant

I have a throat infection that is getting better, but my doctor suggested getting a throat gargle to soothe. When I went to the chemist they told me it is a big `no-no` to use betadine throat gargle when pregnant - I didn`t ask why but now I am curious and concerend as I have used Betadine ointment on a recurring cyst whilst I have been pregnant.

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, Many medications are not recommended in pregnancy. This is usually because they have not studied the effects on pregnant women of these medications. Betadine is fine when used externally on a cut but it is stronger when used internally so this is why it is not recommended. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 08 Jul 2009