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A 45-year-old member asked:

is it safe to bleach my body hair while i'm pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Yes you can bleach your hair while pregnant.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
No : No.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Bleaching Hair: To my knowledge, there's no evidence that the use of topically applied bleach increases the risk of birth defects, though this issue hasn't been well studied. Most likely, very little of the chemical would seep into your bloodstream and get to your baby. If you choose to bleach facial or body hair, you can minimize any potential risk by rinsing your skin with cold water beforehand.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to use body hair bleach while during pregnant?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: It is best to wait until the second trimester (after 14 weeks).

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