Betamethasone injection comes under a group of drugs called corticosteroids. It is given to reduce inflammation and swelling in the body. It helps to treat asthma, severe allergic reactions, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, skin disorders, and shock. It can cause some side effects in the body, such as hyperglycemia, low potassium levels, menstrual changes, weight gain, and nausea. It is good to use them under the guidance of the doctor.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female and 33 weeks pregnant. I have been told by my gynecologist to take Betnesol cover about which I am not sure whether it is required or not. She says she will plan my delivery after completion of 37 weeks. Will the baby be fully developed by that time? Will the... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Betnesol (Betamethasone) is usually given if delivery is expected between 34 to 36 weeks. At 37th week completion, the baby is mature. It depends on the ultrasound if there is any growth retardation or any low fetal weight even at 37 weeks when Betnesol (Betamethas... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am in my 25th week of pregnancy which is post IUI. I am also a thyroid patient and on Thyroxine. I am taking Aspirin ASA 50 mg, calcium and protein supplements in the form of tablet and syrup. I am taking capsule MCBM DHA for Folic Acid. I would like to get your valuable advice on the f... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, I understand that you are a thyroid patient and have had an IUI (intrauterine insemination) pregnancy. Hence, you would have been started on Aspirin ASA 50 (Acetylsalicylic Acid), Folic Acid and Progesterone support during your first trimester. Then, ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 35.3 weeks pregnant. When I turned 35 weeks, my mucus plug fell out, and I started having contractions every six minutes apart consistently. I went to the hospital and was 1.5 cm dilated. They could not do anything, so they sent me home. I was wondering if it was fine to start tr... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are 35.3 weeks pregnant, and only the mucus plug fell off, so I believe that it was just sticky white secretion that came out. Dilation of 1.5 cm, which must not be progressing might be the reason for sending you home. I expect that you have received injection Beta... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a rash on my right chest for five months. I asked many doctors but no one can say excatly what it is. It is a red small rash without symptoms. I did try some stuff like hydrocortisone 1% cream for two weeks and an antifungal medicine for two weeks but nothing happened. Then... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the clinical photographs attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is an asymptomatic rash. The probable diagnosis can be miliaria with eczematization or fungal infection or pityriasis rosea. Since you have applied antifungal and... Read Full »