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Is It Safe To Use The Dark Spot Corrector From Proactive While Pregnant
Wait: I am not aware of ingredients they use in their product, but these spots will lighten after delivery once hormones change. You can use product then. ...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
If I use proactive dark spot corrector and retin a (tretinoin) 0.25 can it help with my acne scars?
No: Neither will touch actual depressed scars, not can anything else. At best, you can hide your hyperpigmented lesions and even this is likely not to be very successful. Get your active disease under control, and if you wish, get seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can deal with the scars using a filler, laser or microsurgery. ...Read more
During the pregnancy period some dark. Brown spots appear in my face and I try to use ointment but no useful . Help me please to remove it. What can I use?
Can I use my mac cosmetics concealer to cover a little acne n blemish spots? Is it safe for my baby? I'm 35 weeks pregnant.
I SEE NO HARM IN USING YOUR COSMETIC CONCEALER.
BEST LUCK TO YOU AND YOUR NEW, UPCOMING BABY! ...Read more
1st Fix Acne:
If the 'ice pick scars have pigmentation (dark discoloration) associated with them, the products may help subtlety with the pigment, but not the indentations. These types of scars are typically difficult to treat. If they are not very deep, Microdermabrasion is used, but again, results are modest.
The first priority is to have the acne under control. If so, fractional resurfacing works best. ...Read more
Melasma is a common skin disorder, especially in women with darker skin tones.
It is associated with the female hormones, estrogen and Progesterone and is common in pregnant women, and in those taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy during menopause. Treatments are available but often the problem will resolve spontaneously after delivery or discontinuing hormone therapy. ...Read more
Probably normal: This is probably nomal. If they are new then see your gyn or dermatologist. ...Read more
Sunscreen: Melasma is a common complaint many women have during pregnancy and is a benign condition. There are many treatments that dermatologists may offer, including skin creams, laser treatments and chemical peels. Most importantly, you need to wear sunscreen at all times to prevent further darkening. In many women, it resolves after delivery but usually takes several months. ...Read more
I have dark spots & white flaking stuff on my nipples. Is it normal? Not sure if I'm pregnant I haven't taken a test yet.
Yes: If you had an abnormally light period you could be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Melasma: Increased pigmentation on the face during pregnancy or other hormonal changes is called melasma. It is not recommended to treat melasma during pregnancy or while breast feeding — however, thereafter, skin lighteners (including hydroquinone or other herbal products), chemical peels, and ipl laser treatments may help. Melasma can be challenging correcting, but will often lighten at least bit. ...Read more
I have dark spots appearing on my body had a blistering sunburn when 14 now 20 also pregnant and lower back feels sunburnt with no exposure what is it?
Hi, my wife has pregnancy of 6.5 months. There are dark spots on her face. Suggest me suitable cream for her to eliminate these scars with fair face?
I have had light (one or two spots) spotting that is brown for the past tow days. We don't use protection during sex. Period due on 20th, i pregnant?
Try a pregnancy: Test but it is only the 14th, if all is normal w/ your period, the spotting should not be due to pregnancy, the embryo is still microscopic. Not to say u aren't but the bleeding should not be the sign at this stage. There are other things that cause spotting so u may want to get in, get seen and consider contraceptives. It can help spotting and acne and you having to raise child. Good luck. ...Read more
Period starts in small amounts as a light red color with spots; it starts to discharge the normal amount and turn darker. Came on time. Pregnancy pos?
Possible: Pregnancy is always a possibility when you get an abnormal period. Please do the pregnancy test. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with Vitiligo. It is in early stage but spots appear every day. Can I use Ginkgo or Alpha Lipoic acid to stop progression? I'm pregnant
NO NO: Neither of these will be of any benefit for anything. You are foolish to use these, especially during pregnancy. Topical steroid cream is safe to use during pregnancy and MAY reverse vitiligo. If you have a significant emotional problem with vitiligo you can use cover-up cream or skin dye. See a dermatologist for best results. ...Read more
Hi dr, my last period was on 2/7 I had intercorse on 2/18 and took plan b after almost 39 hrs . After few days I started bc I did a pregnancy test on 3/7 it was negative but today I had dark small spots , am worry is the spotting bcoz of the bc or preg
Probably not preg.: Can retest in one week to be sure. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. If a woman gets her normal regular periods, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more
Very small round light brown bumps on breasts and small dark spots on nipple. Some been there for months. About 8 total so far. Not pregnant?
Varies : Depending on circumstance it may be normal. An exam would be helpful. ...Read more
Found out I was pregnant almost a week ago. First day of last period was March 26 so that makes me 5 weeks. Two days ago I had two spots of dark blood a little bigger than qquarter in panties. No cramping, no pain. It lasted maybe an hour or less. Today
I had dark spots and areas in my body due to my previous pregnancy. I get moles from topical skin products. Can I take Gluta even if I'm breastfeeding?
What can cause freckle like spots around my nipples surrounding it but it's scatter but I have light brown skin the spots are dark brown? Pregnancy? Had sex last month unprotected no period this month just spotting a lot can this be a pregnancy?
3 days late period, dark spots on areolas and itchy nipples, but negative hpt, stretching pains and mild cramps! Pregnant? Unprotected sex 2 weeks ago
Likely: When the fetus implants there is often some spotting. If this continues or increases see you physician for an assessment with an Ultrasound. ...Read more
Hard to say, could:
Be over-exertion. Classic pregnancy
sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sxs can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more
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