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topical salicylic acid and pregnancy

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid using: Avoid using topical salicylic acid in teens with flu or chicken pox. There is a risk to develop Reye Syndrome a rare but serious condition involving t ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Not drugs of choice: see a dermatologist to get the correct mediciaations for these conditions.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Need stronger stuff: Bad acne won't respond to salicylic acid, and sulfur isn't really for acne anyway. Get with your personal physician now. You're 19 and starting on you ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
May need to: Have it burned or frozen off so follow up with your doctor.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
It can exacerbate sx: It is possible that topic treatment can exacerbate sx. Cleaning up your diet, removing junk and fatty foods, increase water intake, and adding probiot ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
For acne-yes: Sounds like a typical regimen to improve your complexion from acne. These products are indeed very effective in healing and preventing acne lesions. B ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Safe: Usually found as 3% or 6%.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talcum powder,no: Talcum powder in the vulvar area has been associated with a number of different long term issues. Aspirin is actually being used to help prevent pregn ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
I don't think so: Very big doses of salicylic acid given orally cause birth defects in animal models. So mostly because of the fear of lawsuits, physicians have to reco ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Maybe: I wouldn't use any of these during pregnancy. No studies have ever shown adequate safety during pregnancy with any of these herbal meds. Why risk it?

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