Pregnancy and swimming in the sulfur water


Q: I'm a month pregnant can I swim in sulfur it bad for me or is it good for me they are not very hot but the water contains sulfur and it is lukewarm are sulfa drugs the same as sulfur water


A:   Hi,
Thanks for the query.
I understand your concern. Sulfonamides or sulfa drugs are derived from sulfanilamide, a sulfur-containing chemical.
Usage of these drugs is usually not advisable during the pregnancy due to the possibility of baby getting the jaundice especially in late pregnancy.
Sulfur springs contains sulfur,iron and other chemicals.
According to FDA sulphur belongs to category N drugs in pregnancy means animal studies have not been conducted and there are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Aand as there are no proved benefits also, better to avoid swimming in sulfur springs during pregnancy. Please discuss regarding this with your doctor and proceed according to her advice.
Take care.

Related Q&A

Q: I was on my first shot of Depo Provera and my window opened up to get my shot. I had sex with my boyfriend and he cam...

Q: Is it safe to take robitussin DM coughgels while 8 months pregnant ?

Q: What are the chances of getting pregnant from Precum if you last ejaculation was around 12 hours before sex. I'm not ...

Q: What are the chances of getting pregnant from Precum. Her period started October 1 and we had sex on the 9th at aroun...

Q: Is it safe to go to orlando florida if im 6 weeks pregnant?


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon