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    I've been getting treatment for Alopecia with corticosteroid injections once every 2-3 months. I just found out I am pregnant and have received a shot just 1 week ago. Is this harmful? Should I postpone treatment until after pregnancy?

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    Honeybear:

    Talk with your OB about the steroid shots. Although prednisone may slightly increase the risk of oral clefts ( approx. 1 % above baseline) and premature birth, disease flares may place the fetus at a higher risk of complications. Therefore, prednisone should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the fetus.

    Tom Hale Ph.D.

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