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Chest Acne While Breastfeeding
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...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?
Impossible: That is impossible to do.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have really bad acne... Like VERY BAD. My entire face and chest is broke out and NOTHING will make it go away. What can I do?
Don't Lose All Hope: There are specialists for this.They are mostly dermatologists.A few are plastic surgeons. Aestheticians may tell you they can help but that's usually not the case. Save your pennies for the proper specialist. There are a new class of lasers for this that work pretty well. Also scrutinize your diet, stressors,cosmetics, soaps and what other, if any, medications you use. What topical medications,etc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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