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Is It Safe To Use Proactive For Acne While I Am Pregnant
Unknown: The active ingredient in proactive is benzoyl peroxide which is considered a pregnancy category c medication. This means that essentially it is unknown if there is an adverse outcome in pregnancy as there have not been any human studies performed. If the acne is something you can live with, i would recommend just using soap and water and avoiding medication. Or go to see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pregnancy acne: Wash your face twice a day. Be gentle and use a mild cleanser with lukewarm water.If you have oily hair, shampoo daily. Be careful to keep hair off your face.Avoid picking, scratching, popping or squeezing acne sores. These habits can spread infection and potentially cause scarring.If you use cosmetics, stick to oil-free products. Look for descriptions such as water-based or noncomedogenic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently using clindamyacin 1% topical for acne, how long can I use it for without risking mrsa? And is it safe in pregnancy?
Unknown: Mrsa is a bacteria that is resistant to some antibiotics that are in the penicillin family. It is considered a b category safe drug in pregnancy. That means animal studies show no risk or adverse fetal effects. But controlled human studies are not available for first trimester. No evidence of 2nd or 3rd trimester risk shown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne in Pregnancy: Erythromycin (erygel) is often the drug of choice for pregnancy acne. Azelaic acid (azelex, finacea) may be another option. Both medications are typically applied to the skin as a lotion or gel and are available by prescription. Both are category b meaning they are safe in the 2-3 trimester. ...Read more
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
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