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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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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.See 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.See 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.
Topical washes: Topical washes like those containing hydrogen peroxide are safe. Basically want to avoid anything with Retin-A or trentoin. Most of the topical washes are all safe. Best of luck with pregnancy.
Is my pregnancy safe even though I took a topical solution of retinoic acid for my acne in my 1st week?
Most likely: Of course there is worry about using retinoic acid in pregnancy and one can never really know. However, the risk to the baby is exceedingly small if used for such a short time, even in the 1st week.
Trying to get pregnant. Severe acne on face. Applying castor oil to face daily I find it helps. Is it safe to use on face during early pregnancy?
Is it safe during pregnancy to use castor oil topically on your face to help with acne? More specifically, i'd like to use cold pressed castor oil.
Poor choice: Why use an ancient, not-very-effective folk medicine promoted by charlatans? The best over-the-counter acne remedy is benzoyl peroxide, but if it's bugging you enough to consider "cold-pressed" castor oil, see if your physician would add topical Clindamycin to peroxide. The birth control pill stops acne in many women who can use it, and there are other stronger rx's after baby comes.
Can i use my mac cosmetics concealer to cover a few acne n blemish spots? Is it safe for my baby? Im 35 weeks pregnant.
CONCEALER/PREGNANT: I SEE NO HARM IN USING YOUR COSMETIC CONCEALER. BEST LUCK TO YOU AND YOUR NEW, UPCOMING BABY!
How long should you wait after taking a high dose of oral vitamin a supplements for acne for about 6 months, before it is safe to get pregnant?
You should be fine: It's the mother that shouldn't take vitamin a analogues for acne. I also hope that your husband isn't self-medication with store-bought vitamin a; this is dangerous. A dermatologist can offer Accutane which will clear him up; it's related to vitamin a. Double-check with your dermatologist, but the scare stories seem to be generated by tort lawyers.
I get cystic acne,only cortisone shots help. I'm trying to get pregnant is it still safe for me to get them can they affect conception or harm a fetus?
Acne cream : I think all are ok. I would double check with your OB they have certain likes and dislikes. I would stick with their program. Good luck and feel betterSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 2wice a day use of clinique acne solution safe during pregnancy? Cleanser 2% salicylic, toner 1.5% salicylic, moisturizer 2.5% benzoyl per oxide
Category C: Benzoyl peroxide is a pregnancy category c drug, which basically means that someone was able to produce birth defects in lab animals using it, probably in preposterously high doses and something more than putting in the mother mouse's face. While i don't believe there's any danger to you, you'd do well not to use it simply o keep yourself from worrying or blaming the medicine if something happens.
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