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Doctor insights on: Best Acne Treatment During Pregnancy

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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. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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What are some options for acne treatment that are all natural/pregnancy safe?

Acne in Pregnancy: Erythromycin (erygel) is often the drug of choice for pregnancy acne. Azelaic acid (azelex, finacea) may be another option. Both medications are typically applied to the skin as a lotion or gel and are available by prescription. Both are category b meaning they are safe in the 2-3 trimester. ...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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Can I use sulphur bathing soap during pregnancy to cure acne? Dermatologists answers

Can I use sulphur bathing soap during pregnancy to cure acne? Dermatologists answers

No cure just control: Can use. Benzoyl peroxides, topical erythromycins, and some retinoids (topically) are ok, but would coordinate between OB and derm for most up to date data. Light therapy, usually ipl also totally safe-again derms woul do. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want the best acne treatment now?

What do you advise if i want the best acne treatment now?

Great idea: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Ignore all the "pop" advice and directions. If your acne is severe or on your trunk, call your physician now. Acne needs to be managed until it self-cures. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Besides proactiv, what is the best acne treatment that has the best results?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide based rx like proactive often fails. Get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best acne treatment for tweens/teens?

Can any doc tell me what's the best acne treatment for tweens/teens?

Benzoyl peroxide: Apply topically in a strength and with a frequency that you can tolerate. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who will be able to find something to add to the regimen that will clear you. If the milder stuff fails and you are offered isotretinoin, consider accepting it. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more