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A 32-year-old member asked:

Why can i not use my salicylic acid face wash? is it really that big of a deal?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Affects baby's heart: The fda labels it as a category c drug. There is some concern that if enough is absorbed systemically, it could cause problems with the baby's heart, particularly with something called the ductus. I would avoid it.
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