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Can I take acne medication while breastfeeding?

Can I take acne medication while breastfeeding?

Yes: Common topical acne medicines are usually fine, but check with the prescribing physician for more-specific information about the specific medication you're taking. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Is it safe to take azemix 250 for acne treatment while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take azemix 250 for acne treatment while breastfeeding?

Safety Data Unknown: If you are referring to azithromycin (Zmax, Zithromax) 250mg for the treatment of acne then lactation safety data is unknown: there is inadequate literature available to assess risk; caution advised. ...Read more

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There is a rash around my nipples that look kinda like acne... I'm breastfeeding... Should I be worried?

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

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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?

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?

Caution advised: Although no documented risk in humans, but metabolite of the drug is excreted in breast milk, and it is rather contraindicated during pregnancy, better wait till you fully wean your baby ...Read more

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Bad acne of cheeks and chest?

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

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Acne dents on my chest. Is this normal?

Acne dents on my chest. Is this normal?

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

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What causes rid if acne on your chest?

What causes rid if acne on your chest?

Systemic Rx: I trust this is real acne; especially in an older person, a drug eruption & other skin problems must be considered. Real acne on the trunk usually requires a systemic antibiotic. Your physician can confirm the diagnosis & help. ...Read more

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Doctor , how i remove my chest acne?

Doctor , 

how i remove my chest acne?

Chest acne: Treatments include regular washing using sensitive body soap (such as cetaphil) and over-the-counter acne products. If no improvement, you made need to see a dermatologist for prescription topical meds or oral tetracycline therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more