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Is it safe to use dark spot corrector when pregnant

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes: Melasma is a common skin disorder, especially in women with darker skin tones. It is associated with the female hormones, estrogen and Progesterone an... Read More
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Possible: The classic "mask of pregnancy" (melasma) will occur on the face during pregnancy. However, if you have other parts of your body with dark spots you ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Sunscreen: Melasma is a common complaint many women have during pregnancy and is a benign condition. There are many treatments that dermatologists may offer, inc... Read More
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Bleaching cream: If these do not fade after pregnancy try a hydroquinone.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Family history: Changes in skin colorations in any body part that appear during pregnancy may fade after pregnancy to a more or lesser degree - there is no way to tel... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Probably normal: This is probably nomal. If they are new then see your gyn or dermatologist.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Never: The dark line (linea nigra) may fade some after you deliver, but it will usually not go away completely. You will likely notice that it will darken w... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Spots: You may have a fungus. See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Yes: These patches are associated with the changes in hormone levels in pregnancy. They were commonly seen with the higher-dose birth control pills years ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boniface Ikejiani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Pregnant/spotting: 31yo female at 4 to 5 weeks gestation with complaint of spotting. It is likely you may be having implantation bleeding. Nonetheless, kindly see doct... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: If you had an abnormally light period you could be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test.
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Melasma...: Also called chloasma of pregnancy is most likely.; pretty common. Often triggered by pregnancy, can resolve afterwards. Avoid sun exposure. See dermat... Read More