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

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What kind of lotion or cream is effective to prevent stretchmarks during pregnancy?

What kind of lotion or cream is effective to prevent stretchmarks during pregnancy?

The wt gain problem: Avoid excessive/rapid wt gain and minimize long hot shower/bath, minimize use of body washes/scrubbing, use of humidifer in winter/cold season, and minimize use of meds if not needed. Applying moisturing lotion such as aquaphor 2-3x/day, especially after shower/bath--soft skin stretches better. If not adequate, consult doc as u may need prescription meds. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Should i put lotion on after or before i work out? Or both? I lift weights and i'm trying to avoid getting stretch marks.

Should i put lotion on after or before i work out? Or both? I lift weights and i'm trying to avoid getting stretch marks.

After: Your skin may give off perspiration during and after a workout. This will dry off your skin. Using lotion helps when the skin is in this state helps decrease chances of stretch marks. Prior to working out, depending on the location of lotion placement, this may be dangerous and may cause risk of accident or trauma. ...Read more

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What is the best cream/lotion to treat stretch marks?

What is the best cream/lotion to treat stretch marks?

There isn't a best: There are several over the counter products such as Mother's Friend that are useful to minimize stretch marks. Check them out at a pharmacy. ...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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What is the best product out there known to reduce stretch marks? Don't say bio oil or palmers lotion because i've used both and there were no results

Stretch Marks: Using marksplex™ can substantially reduce the appearance of your stretch marks in addition to helping improve the skin's overall appearance by making it feel tighter, firmer and providing more elasticity to the skin surrounding your stretch marks. Results can be seen in as little as two weeks, but strongly suggest waiting at least eight weeks for optimal results to appear. ...Read more

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Do lotions help to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy? Some women swear by them and some don't. I've read that it's a genetic thing. What does work?

Do lotions help to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy? Some women swear by them and some don't. I've read that it's a genetic thing. What does work?

Probably not.: Keeping your skin hydrated is always a good thing, but it's no guarantee that you will avoid stretch marks. For every product that people swear works like a miracle, you'll find others posting that the same cream didn't work. Whether you choose to use lotions/creams or not, remember that stretch marks are a proof that you brought new life into this world, and thus are a badge of honor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best creme for the pregnancy strech marks?

What is the best creme for the pregnancy strech marks?

Cocoa butter: Cocoa butter or any of the commercially available products that contain this. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use celtrixa while pregnant it is a lotion to reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

Not evaluated: Celtrixia has not be evaluated by the fda, so there is no data about safety during pregnancy. Consult your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks are a condition where the skin is stretched by weight gain or during pregnancy, leaving slightly indented lines where the surface layer of ...Read more