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Can You Use Duac Gel When Pregnant
Use benzamycin: The ingredients in Benzamycin are Erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide and are safe in pregnancy. Duac contains Clindamycin which cause rare GI problems. Check with OB , but even though the dose is very small thy may not want you to use a cream containing Clindamycin in pregnancy. ...Read more
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
Yes: This is completely safe - there is nothing absorbed through the skin. If you are dealing with significant pain that is not explained away as musculoskeletal in nature, then be sure you contact your doctor. ...Read more
Debated: World Health Organization recommendation on Maternal Supplementation During Pregnancy states that "health benefits are expected for the mother and her developing fetus with little risk of detriment to either, from a daily supplement not exceeding 10,000 IU [preformed] vitamin A (3000 µg RE) at any time during pregnancy." Preformed Vitamin A refers to retinyl palmitate and retinyl acetate. ...Read more
Probably OK: Adapalene is a topical acne medication that is a category c drug for pregnancy. There a few animal studies indicating a potential problem but no controlled animal or human studies showing a problem. Topical acne meds are generally in this category and in my practice we don't restrict their usage for severe acne. ...Read more
It depends: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe during pregnancy. Ibuprofen is generally considered not safe during pregnancy. Narcotics should rarely, if ever, be used due to the risk to your baby. There is a significant risk that the baby would become dependent upon the narcotics and go through withdrawal after birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you think I can use silicon lubricant when you already use vagifem estrogen tablets in vagina?
If more comfortable: Only if more comfortable with it over vagifem alone. ...Read more
Category B drug: Permethrin topical is a pregnancy category b drug which means that animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. It is only recommended for use during pregnancy when the potential benefit outweighs the theoretical risk. You should talk to your ob/gyn about this. ...Read more
I have some acnes&blackheads. I use Differine gel& Cliniderm gel.
Could they also be effective on blackheads?
Best to use them not at the same time?
What can I do to get rid of acne that it isn't going away, even after using can you use clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel?
See Derm: Sounds like you have attempted simple treatment, suggest you see dermatologist who might consider different treatments from hormonal to antibiotic (such as accutane, or others). Skin cleansing and care program should be established, with guidance to avoid some problem make up/skin care products and preservatives. Acidifying skin may be part of their program to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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