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Is it safe to use proactive for acne while I am pregnant?

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 more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


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Is it safe to use prescribed medicine while I am pregnant?

Is it safe to use prescribed medicine while I am pregnant?

A/w Dr. LaBarbera: Prescription medications are each assigned an FDA pregnancy category. These are a good guide regarding which medications are considered safe, haven't been studied well or those which create significant risks to the unborn fetus. Your pharmacist or doctor can help in this matter. Make sure to let providers know you are pregnant before they prescribe medications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use fertility medicine while I am trying to become pregnant?

Is it safe to use fertility medicine while I am trying to become pregnant?

Yes, if: All prescription fertility medicines available legally in the us are safe if they are prescribed and monitored by a physician qualified to do so. The last part of that sentence is the important part. No medicine is 100% risk free, but when used correctly fertility drugs are actually safer than most. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a hair relaxer while I am pregnant?

Is it safe to get a hair relaxer while I am pregnant?

Yes: It is safe for the pregnancy as long as you have it done in a well ventilated area. But using chemical products in pregnancy can damage your hair more than if not pregnant. Having said that, many women have used these products safely without any significant hair damage. The baby will be happy you look so good momma, . ...Read more

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I am 11 weeks pregnant and suffering from bad pimples . What is safe and effective for me to use as i stay in india. Is clearsil ultra safe to use. ?

I am 11 weeks pregnant and suffering from bad pimples . What is safe and effective for me  to use as i stay in india. Is clearsil ultra safe to use. ?

Effective Rx: Clearasil is an overpriced, gimmicky version of a common anti-acne Rx. While you are pregnant, see whether your physician is good with your using topical benzoyl peroxide plus topical clindamycin. A salicylic acid facial wash might be all you require. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to stay on my vegan diet while I am pregnant?

Is it safe for me to stay on my vegan diet while I am pregnant?

Meet with dietician: If a woman follows any diet plan uncommon in the us, her physician may request that she keep a food diary and meet with a dietician. To avoid lost time or disruption of a healthful eating pattern, it might be wise for a woman trying to conceive (ttc) or pregnant to begin the diary before seeing the OB provider. Then at the next visit referral to a registered dietician can be scheduled if needed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a spray tan while I am pregnant?

Is it safe to get a spray tan while I am pregnant?

Doubt it: I've said it before and i'll say it again: why you wanna put weird chemicals all over your skin? The skin is a huge absorptive surface and no one is ever ever going to test the safety of this process on pregnant women- please think carefully about everything you feed your skin and your mouth. ...Read more

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Currently using clindamyacin 1% topical for acne, how long can I use it for without risking mrsa? And is it safe in pregnancy?

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 more

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Am pregnant in 9months is it safe for me to use hydroqiunone cream for cholosma ?

Am pregnant in 9months is it safe for me to use hydroqiunone cream for cholosma ?

Yes - but why now?: Although this cream has not been studied in humans (not even in animals) during pregnancy, systemic absorption should be minimal and I do not anticipate any effect on your fetus (good, bad, or other). On the other hand, why take it now? Wait until postpartum to treat pregnancy mask (chloasma), as it is likely to spontaneously resolve to a great extent and therapy may be more effective. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use whitening face products while im pregnant?

Is it safe to use whitening face products while im pregnant?

Probably not: A lot of skin whitening products contain hydroquinone which is absorbed rapidly by the skin. There simply aren't enough tests to know if this is a safe topical treatment in pregnancy. Therefore, i would recommend avoiding it. Definitely any product with retin or retinoid should be avoided as these have been shown to cause birth defects, even when used on the skin. ...Read more

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Im currently breastfeeding and was wondering if it is safe to use benzoyl peroxide and micro exfoliant lha?

Im currently breastfeeding and was wondering if it is safe to use benzoyl peroxide and micro exfoliant lha?

Topicals OK: There is no significant absorption of topical acne preparations into the blood.So there is no risk of them getting into breast milk. As a group they are considered safe during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to tan while I have eczema and am using a steroid lotion?

Is it safe to tan while I have eczema and am using a steroid lotion?

Tanning with eczema: Sun is often very helpful for eczema, although sometimes the involved skin does not tan as well as other areas, leaving mottled skin pigmentation. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old,never pregnant. How safe is it to use IUD? i dont want to take any hormone tabs

I am 20 years old,never pregnant. How safe is it to use IUD? i dont want to take any hormone tabs

Better than nothing: An IUD is a long acing reversal contraceptive (LARC) that is very effective in preventing pregnancy dependent upon whether it is a hormonal one or not. There are some complications with this method for those who have never been pregnant before such as a small risk of Fallopian tube infection and if untreated sterility. Talk to your MD and discuss all pros and cons of IUD use. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more