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What's the safest topical acne medication for pregnant woman?

What's the safest topical acne medication for pregnant woman?

Topical meds: In general, any acne topical is safe during pregnancy or for a breastfeeding mother. They are not absorbed in a quantity that would cross into your blood which would be the way they reach baby. Inform your OB of any meds/supplements you use in any form to let them be aware of plans. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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 their a treatment for harmonal acne and irregular menses (very late) other than birthcontrol pills?

Is their a treatment for harmonal acne and irregular menses (very late) other than birthcontrol pills?

See derm: There are definitely treatments for acne other than birth control pills. A dermatologist has the best and latest information on treatment for acne. Birth control doesn't work for everyone as far as preventing acne. Don't live with it, as there are successful treatments if it's truly bothering you! ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for acne during pregnancy?

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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Any other treatment for correcting irregular menses (late) plus acne other than bc pills. Dont tellme Accutane as its only for acne not for menses?

Any other treatment for correcting irregular menses (late) plus acne other than bc pills. Dont tellme Accutane as its only for acne not for menses?

Spironolactone: Some women produce more androgen hormones than needed. Anti-androgens like spironolactone block androgen receptors in the body, preventing cells from absorbing androgen hormones. Simply, spironolactone limits hormonal fluctuations that can contribute to acne breakouts. Hormones, specifically androgens, have been linked to the development of acne. ...Read more

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I get cystic acne every month before my period. Other than taking birth control pills, what is the best treatment for painful cystic acne due hormone

I get cystic acne every month before my period. Other than taking birth control pills, what is the best treatment for painful cystic acne due  hormone

"Aggravated by": Hello, The reason your skin loses control during your period is because the fire is smoldering under the radar all month. When the hormones kick up, it's like gasoline on the fire. This video may help you get organized with this very emotional situation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjdCSMnjqlY hope it helps. -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read more

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How does fertility treatment for lo-cah differ from fertility treatment for pcos? I'm young, normal-weight, ovulate rarely, and am otherwise healthy.

How does fertility treatment for lo-cah differ from fertility treatment for pcos?  I'm young, normal-weight, ovulate rarely, and am otherwise healthy.

Yes: Even though the 2 disorders have the same symptoms, their causes are different. Most docs will treat cah with steroids (to suppress the adrenal output) and pcos with with some combo of Clomid (clomiphene) and/or metformin (to treat Insulin resistance and induce ovulation). ...Read more

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Does tretinoin cream "for acne treatment " affect the menstrual period ?

Does tretinoin cream "for acne treatment " affect the menstrual period ?

Not at all: The medicines in topical creams for acne are not absorbed into the blood and as such cannot effect your cycle. ...Read more

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Is arthritis cream dangerous for pregnant women?

Is arthritis cream dangerous for pregnant women?

It depends: It depends on the specific cream you are talking about. Play it safe and avoid them during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does fertilaid for women cause acne on the face?

Does fertilaid for women cause acne on the face?

Fertilaid: Fertilaid is a popular supplement and appears on many fertility forums as a "miracle" aid to becoming pregnant, but it has not been tested or evaluated by the fda. ...Read more

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For acne I tried tretinoin, oral/topical antibiotics, & birth control & still get a lot of acne. Low dose accutane a great final choice? Is it safe?

For acne I tried tretinoin,  oral/topical antibiotics, & birth control & still get a lot of acne. Low dose accutane a great final choice?  Is it safe?

Yes: Accutane is very effective for cystic acne. It has the potential to adversely effect the growth and development of an unborn child if you become pregnant, so it is very very important that if you are sexually active that two forms of birth control are used. ...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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What acne treatments are safe during pregnancy?

What acne treatments are safe during pregnancy?

Very limited: Topical benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, erythromycin. Oral erythromycin. Acne tends to be worse the first 20 weeks, often less severe the last 20. May be worse after delivery. Sun will help but avoid burning. ...Read more

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Is rephresh vaginal gel a good alternative for pregnant woman who want to cure their bv naturally rather than metrogel?

Is rephresh vaginal gel a good alternative for pregnant woman who want to cure their bv naturally rather than metrogel?

NO!: So, first there's nothing natural in rephresh vaginal gel. I don't know where you got this ridiculous idea. Read the ingredients. It's mostly chemicals plus a processed sugar (glycerin) & water. Doesn't nothing for an infection like BV. You need to use the proper medication to treat it (ANTIBIOTICS!) like metrogel and then maintain a healthy vaginal floral balance with proper sexual health & diet. ...Read more

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Are antifungal pills safe for pregnant women?

Are antifungal pills safe for pregnant women?

Depends on the med.: That is a complex question as there are many different antifungal medications. Most are 'category b' which are safe in pregnancy. However; some are not suggested for nursing mothers' and some are 'category c'; which are considered unsafe in pregnancy. Discussing the choice of medications with an obstetrician; or a primary care physician is advised. ...Read more

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Which birth control pills are best for women who have heavy, irregular, and painful periods? Which features make them effective for menstrual help?

Which birth control pills are best for women who have heavy, irregular, and painful periods? Which features make them effective for menstrual help?

So many options: There are really too many options available depending on each individual's circumstances to go over in this short answer. It is an excellent question to pose to your doctor. Some women need estrogen predominant, some benefit from triphasic pills - it all depends on your individual history. ...Read more

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What are the fertility treatment options for women (40+ years old)?

What are the fertility treatment options for women (40+ years old)?

Complex: First of all you have to be treated as a couple, not as an individual. Something like 70% of normal infertile couples get pregnant within 5 years of trying. Then there is a whole smorgasbord of options which cannot be addressed in 400 spaces. Either make a virtual appt or see a good infertility doc with your special someone soon. ...Read more

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Is avena a good birthcontrol for women with moderate acne?

Is avena a good birthcontrol for women with moderate acne?

Yes!: Birth control pills with estrogen - like Aviane - can help your acne. It shifts the balance away from acne-causing androgen hormones. Progesterone-only birth control pills [like the "mini-pill"] can make your acne worse. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is Accutane recommended for acne treatment?

Is Accutane recommended for acne treatment?

For severe cases: Accutane is a very strong but very effective drug for acne. It has potential serious side effects and requires close monitoring. That said, i know multiple patients who have had phenomenal improvements with Accutane that say they would do the treatment over. I recommend you see a local dermatologist for a consultation and more information. ...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