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Does applying baby powder to your face to prevent oily shine cause any acne problems?

Does applying baby powder to your face to prevent oily shine cause any acne problems?

Not your best option: There are better otc and prescription products to help prevent oily shine. Mineral powder sunscreens and make up products are a great way to mattify and protect your skin without clogging you pores and predisposing you to acne. ...Read more

Baby Acne (Definition)

Baby acne is a rash of small red bumps or pustules on a baby's cheeks, nose, and forehead. It often develops within the first few weeks after birth, and gradually goes away with age. Baby acne may look worse when a baby is fussing or crying. Many young babies also have tiny white bumps on the nose, which are known as milia, and ...Read more


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Are there any antidepressants that can be taken while breastfeeding & trying to conceive? Therapist refuses to put me on meds for those reasons alone.

Are there any antidepressants that can be taken while breastfeeding & trying to conceive? Therapist refuses to put me on meds for those reasons alone.

Some better thn othr: There are a variety of antidepressants available and the majority of the common SSRI's fall into category C. This group is not totally cleared for pregnancy but no data shows a significant direct fetal risk. There use in breast feeding is considered relatively safe. Most OB's end up treating many women in your situation and understand the risks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use metrogel and erythromycin topical ointments for treating severe rosecea pustules during pregnancy 24 weeks ? Or that harms the baby

Is it safe to use metrogel and erythromycin topical ointments for treating severe rosecea pustules during pregnancy 24 weeks ? Or that harms the baby

Let me explain: 1-metro gel skin applications during pregnancy is not contraindicated but i will not use in the trimester. 2-erthromycinet (topical) also is not recommended in the 1st trimester. ...Read more

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Can I do harm to my baby by giving him vitamins while formula feed?

Can I do harm to my baby by giving him vitamins while formula feed?

What kind of vitamin: You can't overdose of water soluble vitamins b and c. They leave the body in the urine. You can overdose a baby on too much vitamin a and d. Consult with your pediatrician for the amounts to give and the necessity to give. I don't think its necessary if the baby is formula fed. ...Read more

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Does baby aspirin help in trying to conceive ??

Does baby aspirin help in trying to conceive ??

Depends: In certain conditions it may be helpful, otherwise not necessary. ...Read more

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Labor.Are there any serious side effects to the mother and/or baby due to using magnesium sulfate when not needed?

Labor.Are there any serious side effects to the mother and/or baby due to using magnesium sulfate when not needed?

?need ? effect?: Magnesium sulfate is one of the better tolerated methods of handling maternal blood pressure in labor. Maternal effects at higher levels include respiratory depression, low blood pressure & heart rhythm block. It is a category 1 (no risk) for the fetus although i occasionally see respiratory depression, apnea spells in a newborn if it has high blood levels, which fades after they start to urinate. ...Read more

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How to remove baby acne or breakouts?

How to remove baby acne or breakouts?

Patience: The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy. While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within weeks of birth they break out for many weeks before the hormone levels begin to drop & the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean & avoiding irritating soaps helps. Occasional use of a 1/2% hc once daily can calm some lesions. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics harm my unborn child?

Can antibiotics harm my unborn child?

Maybe: There is evidence that some antibiotics may have fetal interactions. Best check with your doctor before taking any. ...Read more

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Are there any serious side effects to the mother and/or baby due to using magnesium sulfate?

Are there any serious side effects to the mother and/or baby due to using magnesium sulfate?

Not id given correct: Benefits of preventing seizure definitely outwegh the risk but must be careful of toxicity if given too much at the extreme respiratory depression for mom in the baby may notice it to be sometimes sluggish if mom has been on mag for a while. ...Read more

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How to treat self harm scars any cream or anything which may help?

How to treat self harm scars any cream or anything which may help?

Not really: Don't waste your money on any creams that say they stop scarring or hasten healing. Keeping wounds moist and keeping tension off of the wound edges are the only thing that really matter. ...Read more

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Please advise vitamins that will help hormonal acne, tried oral and topical treatments. Want to go natural route please as problems with others. ?

Please advise vitamins that will help hormonal acne, tried oral and topical treatments. Want to go natural route please as problems with others.  ?

Re-evaluate: The skin reflects health of liver. If hormonal acne take good care of liver by taking good care over all. Eat 6 equal small healthy meals with mostly fresh vegetables and berries, a low glycemic grain like quinoa, and low fat protein like small cooked beans. Lower stress. Vitamin c 500 mg in water to make a paste topically can be helpful. Magnesium may be better than calcium. Epo can help. ...Read more

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Will smoking marajuana while nursing harm the baby if soo how?

Will smoking marajuana while nursing harm the baby if soo  how?

Many ways: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed.It is transferred in breast milk & can produce sedation, weakness & poor feeding.It can drop milk production for mom. Long them head growth in baby is impaired but the effect on development is unknown. Smoking itself increases risk of crib death & frequency of infections. You give this up to be a mom. ...Read more

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Prescribed the digestive enzyme chymoral for a breastfeeding mother. Will it cause the baby any harm?

Prescribed the digestive enzyme chymoral for a breastfeeding mother.  Will it cause the baby any harm?

Unlikely: These products are just complex proteins that may help digestion. Your body filters/uses and eventually digests these. The few studies available on similar products show little or no transfer in the breastmilk.They are simply another protein source from the vantage point of breast feeding. ...Read more

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My skin is far to sensitive to any topical treatments. Dont want to take antibiotics. Im almost 22. Male. Good genetics. Can acne go away with age?

My skin is far to sensitive to any topical treatments. Dont want to take antibiotics. Im almost 22. Male. Good genetics. Can acne go away with age?

Possible: It is possible that acne can go away with time. Some easy things to do is good hygiene by washing face 3 times a day with mild soap. Do you take any protein powder shakes? A series of male patients with acne seemed to improve when they stopped their protein powder shakes, it is thought there might be an acne forming substance in these. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

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Pimples (Definition)

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