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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

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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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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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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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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What are some effective treatments for acne scarring?

What are some effective treatments for acne scarring?

High-tech: For the depressed scars, microsurgery, laser and fillers are all helpful. Some male hollywood leads have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. I'm sorry your acne was neglected. You do have a choice. ...Read more

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What are some acne treatments for teens besides proactive?

What are some acne treatments for teens besides proactive?

Ones that work: Being a teen is hard enough without acne, and a teen has a right to something that works better than slick-packaged benzoyl peroxide. I start teens on topical Clindamycin with or without retinoic acid, and move to stronger stuff, including a systemic antibiotic, if it fails. For the really hard cases, dermatologist have the big guns. Junior deserves the best. Good luck. ...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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What treatments are there for women with pcos?

What treatments are there for women with pcos?

Pcos treatment: There is no treatment which reverses the hormonal disturbances of PCOS and treats all clinical features, so medical management is targeted at individual symptoms and only in association with lifestyle changes. http://patient.info/doctor/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pro ...Read more

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Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Talk to OB: but lotrimin (clotrimazole) and Monistat are tested and approved in pregnant women. I would always make sure with your OB that you actually need to use a product before doing so. ...Read more

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Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Already answered: lotrimin (clotrimazole) and Monistat are considered safe in pregnancy but i always recommend seeing your OB to make sure you actually need it. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for subclinical hypothyroidism pre pregnancy?

What are effective treatments for subclinical hypothyroidism pre pregnancy?

See below: By administration of an appropriate amount of levothyroxin until the thyroid normalizes, then maintenence therapy can begin. ...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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PCOS - what treatments are available For Symptoms - Acne, Weight gain and slight facial hair. What can trigger PCOS? pregnancy? I also have Implanon

PCOS - what treatments are available For Symptoms - Acne, Weight gain and slight facial hair.  What can trigger PCOS? pregnancy?  I also have Implanon

Hormones: PCOS is a hormone condition that women have when their ovaries have thick skin that makes it difficult for them to ovulate. The body produces more testosterone in an effort to help this situation. This causes male like hair distribution, abd girth weight gain and can cause problems with infertility. Spironolactone helps reduce testosterone. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview ...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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Advice on women hair loss treatments, what treatments are available?

Advice on women hair loss treatments, what treatments are available?

See a dermatologist: First identify the cause. Bring all meds, birth-control information, vitamins, herbs, supplements, menstrual history copies of any blood tests. Meanwhile try 2% Minoxidil otc solution for about $4 a month. ...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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What birth control options are safe and effective for women?

What birth control options are safe and effective for women?

Birth control safety: All have a degree of risk, but the ones considered most safe and effective are usually long term types with progesterone, like IUDs and Nexplanon. IUDs come with 3, 5, and 10 years of prevention and are 99.9% effective. The 10 year IUD has no hormone. The Nexplanon device has progesterone and lasts 3 years. Least effective--barrier (condoms), pills. Talk to your doctor about what is best for you. ...Read more

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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