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Can there be any home remedies for curing acne during pregnancy?

Can there be any home remedies for curing acne during pregnancy?

No: Your physician may offer topical clindamycin. This could be your best choice. Congratulations on your pregnancy and good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is acne a pregnancy symptom?

Is acne a pregnancy symptom?

Pregnancy & Acne: Pregnancy can trigger acne or make existing adult acne worse. (on the other hand, some women with acne-prone skin report a decrease in breakouts during pregnancy, so you never know.) higher levels of hormones called androgens are at least partly responsible for pregnancy breakouts because they can prompt the sebaceous glands in your skin to get bigger and boost production of an oily substance. ...Read more

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Is it okey to use salyzap gel for acne during pregnancy?

Is it okey to use salyzap gel for acne during pregnancy?

General rule: Any of the over the counter skin creams or ointments you may use do not contain medicines that will enter your blood in a quantity that would affect baby. This is okay. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for acne during pregnancy?

Skin care : Concerns with teratogenic effects limit the use of accutane/antibiotics. Even topical medications may be absorbed and should not be used. Frequent cleansing with mild mechanical exfoliation and use of hypoallergenic non-comedogenic moisturizers . Occasional use of fruit acids peels may also help. ...Read more

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Anything i can do to prevent acne during pregnancy? My chin keeps breaking out i don't usually have a problem with acne.

Anything i can do to prevent acne during pregnancy? My chin keeps breaking out i don't usually have a problem with acne.

Normal: It is normal during pregnancy to have acne because of the hormones in your body. Ask your gynecologist if you can use topical Erythromycin or Azelaic Acid to help control your acne until it results later on in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get cortisone shot for cystic acne during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get cortisone shot for cystic acne during pregnancy?

CORTISONE: Cortisone shots if it needs to be given, it should not be during the first trimester of pregnancy. It might affect the baby no matter how small the dose ...Read more

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I have pcos and type 2 diabetes, the doc took me off metformin temporarily, could that give me bad acne and pregnancy like symptoms not pregnant.

I have pcos and type 2 diabetes, the doc took me off metformin temporarily, could that give me bad acne and pregnancy like symptoms not pregnant.

Possibly: Metformin helps to lower fat synthesis. Fortunately you can eat 6 equal healthy meals and do 10 minutes of exercise after each meal to get the benefits of metformin without taking the medication. Diabetes, pcos, and acne are all helped by lowering stress, avoiding sugar, increasing vegetables and taking evening primrose oil which is high in gamma linoleic acid. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my pregnancy acne?

What can I do to help my pregnancy acne?

Good skin care: Concerns for your babies health trump the skin care. Avoid retinoids in the first trimester. A good skin care regiment is best and the acne may not always be preventable or treatable due to natural hormone alterations. Discuss with your gynecologist and dermatologist. ...Read more

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Any advice on dealing with pregnancy acne?

Options:: If otc products havent' helped, ask your ob/gyn to prescribe a topical wash or gel like benzaclim, that has antibacterial properties, and my help with breakouts. You can try modifying your diet as well, but if nothing works, then try to take comfort in knowing that your skin will return to normal after the baby is born and that your treatment options will be much broader once the baby is born. ...Read more

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Acne & itchiness on pregnancy?

Acne & itchiness on pregnancy?

Depends: Acne can be from hormones. Itchiness can be caused by several things. If it is dry skin, use moisturizer but if your skin itches especially if it affects your palms or soles of your feet talk to your doctor because it could be more serious ...Read more

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Do women get body acne as a pregnancy symptom?

Do women get body acne as a pregnancy symptom?

Yes: This is fairly common. If you are a lucky mother-to-be, you can talk about it with your obstetrician. A topical medication such as Clindamycin might be the best choice. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cetaphil for pregnancy acne safe?

Cetaphil for pregnancy acne safe?

It is soap: Cetaphil does nothing for acne but it is as safe as any soap would be to use. Speak with your doctor about using other types of washes for your acne. ...Read more

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Can I get laser acne removal during pregnancy ?

Can I get laser acne removal during pregnancy ?

ACNE: If you choose to have acne removal by laser you can! but what's the use acne will be a lot during pregnancy due to hormones! ...Read more

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Can there be any home remedies or anything else that i can do to get rid of my pregnancy acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best topical agent for acne during pregnancy. None of the "pop" remedies will help. Good luck and congratulations on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have pimples or acne from my pregnancy and when I eat chicken I am feeling itchy in my face Is chicken bad for pimples or acne?

I have pimples or acne from my pregnancy  and when I eat chicken  I am feeling itchy in my face
Is chicken bad for pimples or acne?

Can't blame chicken: Eating some chicken, cooked in a more healthy manner, should not alter one's acne. Of course, one should be sure that the rest of the daily foods and drinks make up a balanced diet. Avoid sugars and eat only small amounts of simple starches. Don't eat too much animal fat. Finally, be at a healthy weight, not overweight. ...Read more

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Had sex 4 weeks ago not again after that. Havent missed my period but getting some signs of pregnancy: Acne, fatigue, urinating 5 times a day. Normal?

Had sex 4 weeks ago not again after that. Havent missed my period but getting some signs of pregnancy: Acne, fatigue, urinating 5 times a day. Normal?

Right timing: It is indeed normal for a pregnant woman to start getting symptoms of pregnancy by 4 weeks after sex. Of course, she can easily confirm whether or not she is pregnant by doing a home urine pregnancy test. The tests are very accurate. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more