Doctor insights on:
Acne Treatment While Pregnant
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
I'm terrified my acne can return once off acutane I'm almost done acutane treatment. What birth control pill is MOST EFFECTIVE for ACNE?
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?
My dermatologist recommended Accutane for me without trying birth control yet. Acne gets worse during menstruation. Any thoughts or recommendations?
BCP help acne: You certainly do not want to get pregnant while on Accutane due to possible birth defects. Most bcp will help acne. Your derm may be uncomfortable prescribing it so please see your gynecologist. Bcp can always be an adjunct to any meds your derm prescribes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After a 12 weeks tactuo treatment (acne gone), is acne supposed to come back? Does tactuo cure acne or does it only work while you use it?
Take your Rx there: Home remedies for acne will probably disappoint you, but evidence-based meds (benzoyl peroxide, prescription meds from your doctor) actually work and keep it at bay. Don't let someone's aversion to scientific medicine, or the false idea that acne shouldn't be treated because it eventually self-cures, keep you from getting the health care that you need. ...Read more
I take birth control for acne along with doxycycline and antibiotic creams. I am afraid when I stop taking bc, acne will return worse than ever..?
May not: You need to give it try. It is imperative that you use an alternative method of contraception if you are sexually active. You may consider getting an IUD before stopping bc. It would be useful to consult your doctor who prescribed BC as s/he knows your health history better. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Suffering from nodular cystic acne. During periods acne bcom worse. M on isotroin 30 mg medication. How to control severe acne during periods. Pls hlp?
Hormonal Acne: If you are having acne breakouts during menses while on isotretinoin, your problem is likely more related to hormones. I would see your doctor about a hormonal workup (check testosterone, fsh/lh, dhea-s), and look at more hormone specific treatments for acne, like spironolactone, cyproterone, or flutamide. ...Read more
Is it safe to get a facial while taking prescription acne medications benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin ?
Mild-moderate acne on forehead/chin/sometimes cheeks. Birth control not helping but want to take. Doxycycline caused yeast infection. Other methods?
What is the best oral contraceptive to take for hormonal acne. I have used retin-a and acanya but it has stopped working. I am 33?
I got melasma while pregnant. Is it safe to use prescription retinol and/or hydroquinone while breastfeeding?
I'm taking tetralysal antibiotic for my acne and I'm not taking any pills is it possible to get pregnant while taking tetralysal antibiotic?
Limited: The only fda approved ingredients acquaint in over the counter products are benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Mural products contain salicylic acid. If you have a prescription plan, the dermatologist will have a wider variety of creams that be used alone or in combination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will having blue light therapy take? I've had very little success with topical forms of acne treatment, so i'm interested in trying blue light therapy. I haven't been able to find much information on how long the actual procedure goes on. How muc
Blue light therapy: The process can extend over months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx's best: Since you are a female, your physician may be able to identify a mild hormonal problem putting you at extra risk. Over-the-counter stuff is weak. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic if needed (erythromycin might be a good choice if you can tolerate it). Only dermatologists can use the strongest medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several types: It really depends on the type of acne and severity of the acne. If is is moderate to severe, oral antibiotics with topical treatments prescribed by a dermatologist is necessary. If it is very severe, Accutane may be necessary. It is is mild, topical prescriptions may help alon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific: It's unfortunate if you're 25 & haven't yet been rx'd effectively. Mildest cases may respond to topical benzoyl peroxide. Next step is topical Clindamycin or something similar, retinoic acid derivative if many blackheads. If not clear in a month or so, a systemic antibiotic for a guy, maybe tetracycline 500 2x/day; for the toughest cases Accutane will clear you tho it's not pleasant. ...Read more
Rx: If it's worrisome enough to write healthtap, you deserve a 21st century rx. I start with topical clindamycin, with a retinoic acid derivative if there are many blackheads, maybe benzoyl peroxide if not. Nastier acne or if present on the trunk usually requires an appropriate systemic antibiotic as well, and for the deep stuff, dermatologists have the big guns. Should be manageable. Good luck. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain with Acne Light: It depends on whether levulan chemical is used. The chemical will make it more uncomfortable, but probably make the treatment work better. The treatment will also work without the medicine. It creates oxygen in the glands, which is toxic to the bacteria. It is a good adjunctive treatment, but nothing beats Isotretinoin for long-term resolution of acne. ...Read more
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
Blu Light for Acne: You'll want to goggle dermatologists in your area to find someone who offers blu light therapy. Blu-u® has a high-intensity, narrow-band blue light that kills the propionibacterium acnes bacteria responsible for causing acne in skin. It can be a useful alternative to oral antibiotics. More info at http://www.Skin-vein.Com/cosmetic-dermatology/blu-u-light-therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Safe acne treatment while pregnant
- Severe acne while pregnant
- Body acne while pregnant
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Treatment for uti while pregnant
- Hemorrhoids treatment while pregnant
- Hair treatment while pregnant
- Acne treatment for pregnant women
- Talk to a dermatologist online for free