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Is It Safe To Use Retinol While Breastfeeding
Yes: It is not going to affect the breastmilk ...Read more
Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed ...Read more
Is it safe to get a facial with retinol products including a chemical peel while breastfeeding? Will it affect the breastmilk?
Should not: Based on the products used, your aesthetician should be able to give you the final word. All the best. ...Read more
I got melasma while pregnant. Is it safe to use prescription retinol and/or hydroquinone while breastfeeding?
No: Read the package inserts. Avoid using any unnecessary medications while breast feeding. I say no. ...Read more
Is it ok to use this product called murad, which contains retinol while breastfeeding my 9 month old?
Retinol: As retinol is a weak precursor of retin-a, it is best to discontinue use until no longer breast feeding. ...Read more
I have been breastfeeding and just read that retinol in otc creams are not good. What can happen to my baby and should I throw away all my milk?
General rules: The creams or lotions that you apply to your skin are generally fine during breast feeding as long as they are not applied to the feeding sites. Their medication content does not enter the blood in a detectable amount that would influence the milk. This includes retinol. See Medications & Mothers Milk, Hale, T.15th ed. P1100. ...Read more
Retinol creams during breast feeding. Is it safe? If not what are the alternatives. Thhhhaaaank you. .
Retinoids creams: Safe to use when breast feeding just not in contact with the baby's mouth, do not allow the baby to ingest it. All the best. ...Read more
Yes: Not age related, but don't use as a wrinkle preventative--does not work that way. ...Read more
Is it safe to use retinol sa face moisturizer with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide treatment? Will it counteract with each other?
Topical vitamin a (retinol) is converted to retinoic acid in the skin, producing many of the benefits that have been noted with retin a (tretinoin). These include the reduction of fine lines, smoothing of the skin surface, improvement of skin tone, and improvement of acne.
If the retinol concentration is too high, dryness and possibly irritation of the skin may be noticed. ...Read more
For the most part.: While oral agents such as Accutane and Doxycycline cause significant birth defects and should be avoided. The topical agents are felt to be relatively safe in pregnancy. Benzoyl peroxide is the recommended agent for the treatment of acne in pregnancy. As with any medication or agent check with your health care provider before using any agent. ...Read more
I have retinol in facial serum. Retinol is on the 40th place in the list of ingredients. I am 8 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to use this product.
I am a 30yr old female. Is it safe to use a 0.04% retinol cream while I am trying to conceive? I am not pregnant but planning to conceive in 6mnths
Any safe retinol creams that can be used around eye area? Any over-the-counter stuff worth while? Prescription strength too strong?
I'm 21 break out before my period and have uneven skin tone + scars. Is retinol specifically tretinoin safe to use? Would using vit a cream be similar?
Precautions: Yes it is generally safe to use but certain precautions such as avoidance of sun exposure using a high spf sun block should be employed. Other mor controversial issues are potential teratogenic effects due to systemic absorption particularly if applied to large areas of the body and therefore, birth control may be an issue or avoiding use if contemplating pregnancy in the near future. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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