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Can prenatal vitamins cure acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No: I'm sorry anyone told you something so foolish. They're good for you and for baby, but if you have acne while you are pregnant, your best choice is topical benzoyl peroxide.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Does prenatal vitamins help with acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No: Your mainstay of treatment is topical benzoyl peroxide; if this fails after two weeks, get a prescription from your physician. Acne is a serious, chronic disease that can be managed until it eventually remits on its own. You deserve effective treatment.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can prenatal vitamins be used to cure acne?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology 17 years experience
No: Acne results from oil overproduction (often due to hormones), clogged pores, p acnes bacteria, & resultant inflammation from your immune system recognizing infection. Effective acne treatments target these causes: benzoyl peroxide & antibiotics kill bacteria, retinoids decrease oil, salicyclic acid & retinoids unclog pores, oral contraceptives target hormones.
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
I would also recommend a diet rich in fruits and veggies (antioxidants), omega three fish oils and probiotics.
Jan 3, 2012

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