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Chest Acne While Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
There is a rash around my nipples that look kinda like acne... I'm breastfeeding... Should I be worried?
Not really...: Most of the time it could result from problems with feeding technique resulting in plugging of the milk ducts. It might also be infection of the skin especially if it is red and painful. A visit with your doctor or a lactation consultant, usually at a Baby Cafe, if you have those in your area will clarify the noted lesion. La Leche League is also a tremendous resource. Thanks for breast feeding! Read more
I want to take Spironolactone for my hormonal acne, but am still breastfeeding (comfort nursing) my 10 month old daughter. Safe to take the Spiro?
Can I use products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to treat my acne if I'm currently breastfeeding?
Treatable: Acne on the trunk will usually require at least one systemic treatment. Topical benzyl peroxide is still your best friend; retinoic acid, Clindamycin and spironolactone are also helpful topicals. The oral contraceptive pill may clear a woman's acne. A systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline may clear you in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide. If offered isotretinoin, consider it. Read more
Treatable: I'm sorry you ended up with acne on your chest that produced scarring. Your disease could have been managed. It's your decision what to do now. A dermatologist can treat you with fillers, dermabrasion, microsurgery or a laser. Especially if the scars are relatively mild, most women will not care or they may think the scars give your chest character. If you still have acne, your doctor can clear it. Read more
Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. Read more
Acne: I think you should see a physician he would be able to prescribe something to stop this occurring Read more
Yes: Decrease mount and decrease frequency of application to every other dy. If it resists stop and contact dermatologist re other cream. Read more
What I can tell you: You need to do something about this. Acne on the trunk seldom responds well to anything short of systemic prescription medication. It's a serious personal and professional liability that you will need to manage with a scientific physician's help until it self-cures as you get older. Pick up the phone now and schedule an appointment, and begin or continue using topical benzoyl peroxide. Read more
Are dark brown spots on back and chest caused by acne for 6 years permanent or can they be removed?
I have acne on my back, shoulders and chest. My dermatologist prescribed me ketonazole. Is it the right diagnosis?
Talk to your doctor: Ketonazole is not an acne treatment. But your doctor may have given it to you for another reason. I suggest going back to your doctor to discuss it. In general, acne on the body requires oral medications as it is difficult to treat such a large area with creams. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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