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Doctor insights on: Acne Treatments For Pregnant Women

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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

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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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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Anyone know what is a safe acne wash and/or product for pregnant women?

Pregnancy acne: Wash your face twice a day. Be gentle and use a mild cleanser with lukewarm water.If you have oily hair, shampoo daily. Be careful to keep hair off your face.Avoid picking, scratching, popping or squeezing acne sores. These habits can spread infection and potentially cause scarring.If you use cosmetics, stick to oil-free products. Look for descriptions such as water-based or noncomedogenic. ...Read more

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For women who have acne, does their acne go away with the hormone changes during pregnancy?

For women who have acne, does their acne go away with the hormone changes during pregnancy?

Not necessarily: In my experience, just like with oral contraceptives, some women will have acne improve during pregnancy, some will have no effect and some will have their acne worsen. ...Read more

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Could low estrogens cause acne and hot flushes ?? What are the choice treatments for this in young women ?

Could low estrogens cause acne and hot flushes ?? What are the choice treatments for this in young women ?

Young hot flashes: In patients at age 21, hot flashes and acne may not be related to estrogen. Elevated progesterone and androgen hormones may be the culprit and estrogens may secondarily be relatively low for that reason. Oral contraceptive pills can work on both scores after issues like too active thyroid function and high blood pressure are eliminated. ...Read more

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Female, Asian, 19. Only get acne on right side of face leaving hyperpigmentation. Wash sheets/face regularly with acne scrub. Any tips for treatment?

Female, Asian, 19. Only get acne on right side of face leaving hyperpigmentation. Wash sheets/face regularly with acne scrub. Any tips for treatment?

See a dermatologist: Tretinoin (Retin A) or adapalene prescription will reduce the acne and the post-inflamatory hyperpigmentation. Depending on the severity of the acne, as well as your emotional reaction to it, you may also consider prescription SPIRONLACTONE, an antiandrogen. Very effective. Very safe except not if pregnant or in kidney failure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, how best to handle acne in pregnant women?

Can you tell me, how best to handle acne in pregnant women?

Topicals: Topical benzoyl peroxide, perhaps with added topical clindamycin, is safe. You can't take oral tetracycline, period. I would be reluctant to use spironolactone even topically because of its hormonal effects. You'll also want to avoid retinoic acid derivatives even topically. Let your physician know. ...Read more

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Iam 38y single female still lhave acne .l recive isotretenoin 6month after thate still thereis acne .whate is treatment for me .still regular menses?

Iam 38y single female still lhave acne .l recive  isotretenoin 6month after thate still thereis acne .whate is treatment  for me .still regular menses?

Adult acne: We cannot diagnose or prescribe on Health Tap, but many adult women get good results for acne using spironolactone. You must talk with a live doctor to see if it's appropriate for you. ...Read more

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I am using minoxie 0.2 spray on my head , does it has side effects ? Like weight increase or acne on face ? Can a woman get pregnant while using it ?

I am using minoxie 0.2 spray on my head , does it has side effects ? Like weight increase or acne on face ? Can a woman get pregnant while using it ?

Minoxidil?: If you mean Minoxidil spray, the only common side effect is itching; all others are very rare. There are no pregnancy studies for topical minoxidil, but generally we recommend that you stop all non-essential medications while trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I cant get rid of my forehead acne! I have tried alot of acne spot treatments, toothpaste, cinammon with honey, and black soap. Im 18 yeard old, female. Please help, im stressing out, i never had acne till i turn 17 but it wasnt bad and it would go away b

I cant get rid of my forehead acne! I have tried alot of acne spot treatments, toothpaste, cinammon with honey, and black soap. Im 18 yeard old, female. Please help, im stressing out, i never had acne till i turn 17 but it wasnt bad and it would go away b

Toothpaste: I don't know who starts this hoax, but toothpaste can badly damage your skin. As you have experienced, OTC's, off label applications (like using toothpaste on forehead instead of teeth), and Internet "solutions" are at best worthless, at worst harmful. For best treatment please see a skin specialist, a Dermatologist. They treat problems like yours all day every day. See a Pro. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for acne?

What is a good treatment for acne?

Real science: Start with benzoyl peroxide otc if you can tolerate it. Rx topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative is next. Your physician may move to the oral contraceptive pill if you are a woman and can take it, or the right oral antibiotic (macrolide, tetracycline). Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which acne treatments work the best?

Which acne treatments work the best?

Topicals or laser : Laser acne treatments are extremely effective and work well in combination with medical grade topicals. ...Read more

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What are some natural acne treatments?

What are some natural acne treatments?

Very weak: Vinegar and tea-tree oil may help some; tea-tree oil has enough estrogen to grow breasts in some teenaged guys, who isn't making the situation easier. Benzoyl peroxide is your best home remedy, and any troublesome case requires a physician's help -- the vitamin a and antibiotic preparations are from nature's own bounty. ...Read more

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What are some effective acne treatments?

Rx: You deserve treatment. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some acne treatments available?

What are some acne treatments available?

Rx are best: The only folk / otc remedy that works is benzoyl peroxide. The oral contraceptive pill can often clear a woman who wants and can take it. I've had good results with topical Clindamycin with perhaps a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. A systemic antibiotic as appropriate is the next step, and dermatologists can write for the very strong stuff. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for body acne?

What is the best treatment for body acne?

Whatever works: It depends on your definition of "best". Some people can do w/ simple face (&body) scrubs & food trigger avoidance. Others require topical lotions & prescriptions. A third type (like me) was prescribed retinoic acid, but that kept me out of the sun for more than 2 yrs & I lost my spot on the varsity team (couldn't practice). All treatments have differing potency & side effects, so talk to ur docto ...Read more

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Treatments that cure the symptoms of acne?

Treatments that cure the symptoms of acne?

ACNE RX: It depends on type of acne, inflammatory or non-inflammatory.Dermatologist recommend the combination of retin a (tretinoin) and perzagel or benzoyl peroxide 5 or 10 percent with antibiotic orally. Severe cases needs Accutane rx only the dermatologist can do. ...Read more

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What is beauty pills for treatment of acne ?!

What is beauty pills for treatment of acne ?!

Worthless.: Acne is treated by cleansing skin, benzoyl peroxide products, topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics, and certain types of light therapy. See a dermatologist and don't waste your money on "beauty pills" for acne or any other concern! ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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