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Doctor insights on: Best Lotion To Avoid Stretch Marks While Pregnant

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How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy..?

How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy..?

Difficult: Keeping the skin well hydrated helps but is not a guarantee. It is very random who will get stretch marks. Most women will get stretch marks. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Is retinyl palmitate safe to use while pregnant on belly to prevent stretchmarks.?

Is retinyl palmitate safe to use while pregnant on belly to prevent stretchmarks.?

Yes: Retinyl palmitate is a weaker derivative of tretinoin or topical vitamin a. Tretinoin is a prescription which is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Retinyl palmitate is an otc product which is not contraindicated during pregnancy. ...Read more

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The best skin lotion to use for stretch marks after having a baby?

The best skin lotion to use for stretch marks after having a baby?

STRETCH MARKS: Stretch marks are very thin scars that develop when the skin is stretched for a long time. Treatments that promise to remove stretch marks are laser resurfacing therapy & dermabrasion. I am skeptical about these. No creams or lotions work. All are pretty expensive. Nothing over-the-counter works. Check with a dermatologist to see what he/she might recommend. But i wouldn't be hopeful. ...Read more

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17 weeks pregnant, what creams should be used to avoid creating stretch marks on my belly ? Thanks

17 weeks pregnant, what creams should be used to avoid creating stretch marks on my belly  ? Thanks

That's Stretching It: Sorry, but as far as I know, there's no magic cream or lotion for that. It's a result of the skin stretching a bit too fast to be able to adjust. Weight lifters get it too. I guess you could consider yourself a weight lifter too, just not muscle growing. Check the internet for all kinds of home remedies(for before and after birth)and pick some that appeal to you. Mightwork: babycenter.com -- ...Read more

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What to do to treat stretch marks especially while their still reddish and developing? Would moisturizer or EVOO help prevent official/white scarring?

What to do to treat stretch marks especially while their still reddish and developing? Would moisturizer or EVOO help prevent official/white scarring?

Stretch marks: Please set up an appointment with a skin specialist. The cause will be discussed by the doctor and recommendations for management and control of your stretch marks will be cared for. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I am trying to loose weight & i can see stretch marks on my body. How to loose weight without developing stretch marks. How to avoid & lighten them?

I am trying to loose weight & i can see stretch marks on my body. How to loose weight without developing stretch marks. How to avoid & lighten them?

Don't gain weight: Weight loss doesn't cause stretch marks; weight gain does. That being said, stretch marks may become more noticeable after weight loss when the skin is looser, and the different texture & color are more prominent. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to use to prevent stretch marks during your pregnancy?

What's the best thing to use to prevent stretch marks during your pregnancy?

Cocao Butter: Utilize cocoa butter to avoid stretch marks. Applying cocoa butter will let the stretch marks become paler if already there ...Read more

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What can I use to help minimize stretch marks?

Depends: Depends. If they are already present then you don't get rid of them. Some skin care lines claim they can but this isn't really the case for existing stretch marks. Depending on their color some new laser technologies are being used with varying degrees of success. If trying to prevent, belli skin care line is directed at pregnant mothers. ...Read more

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Itchy stretch marks, 37 weeks pregnant, what is safe to use to stop the itching. Stretch marks are bumpy and red, underneath belly button.

Itchy stretch marks, 37 weeks pregnant, what is safe to use to stop the itching. Stretch marks are bumpy and red, underneath belly button.

Moisturize: Itching near the end of pregnancy is very common. As your skin stretches to accommodate your little one you get stretch marks and itching. Moisturizing frequently can help with the itchiness. Cocoa Butter and baby oil were my personal favorites. The good news is you're almost there! Congratulations! ...Read more

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A product called bio-oil, they said for scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, aging&dehydrated skin, how far its write and do you recommend to use it?

Nothing special!: There's nothing wrong with bio-oil except its claims to cure everything from acne to scars, to wrinkles and age spots. Wow, that must be some great stuff! but really, all it does is moisturize and lubricate dry flaky skin. Any good lotion will do the same. If it really did all it claims, it would be regulated as a pharmaceutical by the fda. If sold as a cosmetic, it's proven not to "work" as drug. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use pure cocoa and shea butters on belly during pregnancy?not a cream,the pure butter itself,to prevent stretch marks

Safe, BUT: Do not expect any wonderful result. Stretch marks are determined by factors other than dry skin. Mostly by how much the skin is stretched. Any lubricating agent will do the same. ...Read more

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Is Mederma (or other stretch mark creams) safe to use while breastfeeding?

Is Mederma (or other stretch mark creams) safe to use while breastfeeding?

Yes: These are safe to use. Do not expect magic results though. The results vary from person to person and alot depends on your genes ---how well you naturally heal. ...Read more

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Can i tan over stretch marks? Is it safe to tan skin with stretch marks? Will it make the stretch marks less noticeable? .

Can i tan over stretch marks? Is it safe to tan skin with stretch marks? Will it make the stretch marks less noticeable?  

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Yes, but no: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. Tanning may cover them up, but may also make them look more prominent as they may tan differently than the other skin. ...Read more

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What's the best stretch mark removal cream to use after birth for darker skin?

What's the best stretch mark removal cream to use after birth for darker skin?

Stretch mark removal: THERE IS NO BEST STRETCH MARK REMOVAL. THERE ARE SOME CREAMS THAT HELP THE APPEARANCE OF STRETCH MARKS! TWO DIFFERENT THINGS . . . DERMATOLOGISTS HAVE BEEN USING TOPICAL PREPARATIONS LIKE RETIN-A AND RENOVA (tretinoin). THESE ARE PRESCRIPTION ITEMS AND A BIT PRICEY. (NO FINANCIAL INTEREST). CHECK WITH A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks = striae caused by ...Read more