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Can you use exposed acne treatment if pregnant?

Can you use exposed acne treatment if pregnant?

Probably safe: Topical acne preparations are, for the most part, safe to use during pregnancy. Most do not have compounds that absorb into your body in significant enough amounts that would affect your baby. However some compounds, mostly prescription only such as Retin-A cream, and definitely oral medication such as accutane, have theoretical or real risks and should not be used. ...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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Proactiv didn't work for me so i'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

Proactiv didn't work for me so i'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

Limited: The only fda approved ingredients acquaint in over the counter products are benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Mural products contain salicylic acid. If you have a prescription plan, the dermatologist will have a wider variety of creams that be used alone or in combination. ...Read more

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Can oratane destroy my liver while I'm taking it for acne treatment?

Can oratane destroy my liver while I'm taking it for acne treatment?

Hepatotoxic: It can cause liver damage. The side effects are numerous and u and ur doctor shd carefully consider the risk benefit ratio. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for my acne treatment, i'm a teenaged male?

Can you give me suggestions for my acne treatment, i'm a teenaged male?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide, in a strength and frequency you can tolerate, hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add a prescription-strength rx for you. If the softer stuff fails, and you're offered isotretinoin, try it if you're brave enough. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is an effective acne treatment that also gets rid of balckheads?

I'm curious as to what is an effective acne treatment that also gets rid of balckheads?

Retinoic acid: A regimen that contains topical retinoic acid is the best start if there are a lot of blackheads / comedones. Get with your physician about this; an antibiotic may be a supplement to the retinoic acid if the acne is severe enough to require it. All acne is manageable nowadays by evidence-based medicine. ...Read more

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How long will having blue light therapy take? Had little success with topical forms of acne treatment, so i'm interested in trying blue light therapy.

How long will having blue light therapy take? Had little success with topical forms of acne treatment, so i'm interested in trying blue light therapy.

Everything takes tim: I have seen light therapy be very helpful. Blue light traditionally has reported to be helpfull but perhaps red is showing better results...I personally like yellow...Getting the benefits of blue and red spectrum. But any light treatment has to be rather high intensity....Most of the consumer products are not anywhere near powerful enough. Even more benefits from intense pulsed light (ipl). ...Read more

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How to know what acne treatment to use?

How to know what acne treatment to use?

Basic Rx: Get some generic topical benzoyl peroxide, starting perhaps with 5% and use (concentration, frequency) as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, phone your personal physician. Ignore all the overpriced and gimmicky stuff. All acne is manageable nowadays but it is not always pleasant or easy. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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