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Doctor insights on: Lotion For Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Stretch marks after pregnancy. Solution?

Stretch Marks: For those who have deeper stretch marks or who wish to take stronger action in removing the scars, laser therapy is available. A surgeon will use a variety of lasers developed to stimulate cells to regenerate, fade the color of stretch marks, as well as produce collagen and stimulate the skin where the stretch marks existed. ...Read more

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How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy..?

How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy..?

Difficult: Keeping the skin well hydrated helps but is not a guarantee. It is very random who will get stretch marks. Most women will get stretch marks. ...Read more

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The best skin lotion to use for stretch marks after having a baby?

The best skin lotion to use for stretch marks after having a baby?

STRETCH MARKS: Stretch marks are very thin scars that develop when the skin is stretched for a long time. Treatments that promise to remove stretch marks are laser resurfacing therapy & dermabrasion. I am skeptical about these. No creams or lotions work. All are pretty expensive. Nothing over-the-counter works. Check with a dermatologist to see what he/she might recommend. But i wouldn't be hopeful. ...Read more

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Will applying olive oil on belly during pregnancy prevent stretch marks? Any other natural remedy?

Will applying olive oil on belly during pregnancy prevent stretch marks? Any other natural remedy?

No: Stretch marks in pregnancy are mostly genetic. Moisturizing the skin can help keep it healthy but your genes are the most important factor. Olive oil will not help any more than normal lotion ...Read more

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Can i use odomos cream (mosquito repeling cream) during pregnany ?

Can i use odomos cream (mosquito repeling cream) during pregnany ?

Yes: It is considered safe and protection against mosquito born illness is extremely important. Be safe ...Read more

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How can I reduce stretch marks during pregnancy ?

No great solution: The simple answer is to not get pregnant! there are many proposed treatments and interventions which have been suggested to prevent stretch marks but there are no clear treatments which have been proven to do so in well done studies. ...Read more

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From which week of pregnancy I can use stretch mark removal cream??

From which week of pregnancy I can use stretch mark removal cream??

Any time: You can use lotions and creams for that purpose at any time in the pregnancy. Just make sure that you read the ingredients on the package and check with your treating OB MD about them if you are already pregnant. ...Read more

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Will microdermabrasion work as a stretch mark removal method, if my stretch marks are new?

Will microdermabrasion work as a stretch mark removal method, if my stretch marks are new?

Don't be fooled: Microdermabrasion will do very little long term to fix problems in the skin like stretch marks. Do not be fooled by practitioners who tell you they can fix your scars by this method. ...Read more

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Can i tan over stretch marks? Is it safe to tan skin with stretch marks? Will it make the stretch marks less noticeable? .

Can i tan over stretch marks? Is it safe to tan skin with stretch marks? Will it make the stretch marks less noticeable?  

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Yes, but no: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. Tanning may cover them up, but may also make them look more prominent as they may tan differently than the other skin. ...Read more

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Itchy stretch marks, 37 weeks pregnant, what is safe to use to stop the itching. Stretch marks are bumpy and red, underneath belly button.

Itchy stretch marks, 37 weeks pregnant, what is safe to use to stop the itching. Stretch marks are bumpy and red, underneath belly button.

Moisturize: Itching near the end of pregnancy is very common. As your skin stretches to accommodate your little one you get stretch marks and itching. Moisturizing frequently can help with the itchiness. Cocoa Butter and baby oil were my personal favorites. The good news is you're almost there! Congratulations! ...Read more

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17 weeks pregnant, what creams should be used to avoid creating stretch marks on my belly ? Thanks

17 weeks pregnant, what creams should be used to avoid creating stretch marks on my belly  ? Thanks

That's Stretching It: Sorry, but as far as I know, there's no magic cream or lotion for that. It's a result of the skin stretching a bit too fast to be able to adjust. Weight lifters get it too. I guess you could consider yourself a weight lifter too, just not muscle growing. Check the internet for all kinds of home remedies(for before and after birth)and pick some that appeal to you. Mightwork: babycenter.com -- ...Read more

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What's the best stretch mark removal cream to use after birth for darker skin?

What's the best stretch mark removal cream to use after birth for darker skin?

Stretch mark removal: THERE IS NO BEST STRETCH MARK REMOVAL. THERE ARE SOME CREAMS THAT HELP THE APPEARANCE OF STRETCH MARKS! TWO DIFFERENT THINGS . . . DERMATOLOGISTS HAVE BEEN USING TOPICAL PREPARATIONS LIKE RETIN-A AND RENOVA (tretinoin). THESE ARE PRESCRIPTION ITEMS AND A BIT PRICEY. (NO FINANCIAL INTEREST). CHECK WITH A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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Does massaging a pregnant tummy with oil several times a day really prevent stretch marks?

Does massaging a pregnant tummy with oil several times a day really prevent stretch marks?

It helps: There are many safe commercial products that contain lanolin or oil for helping pregnant abdomens avoid elastic skin breakdowns also known as "stretch marks.". ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks = striae caused by ...Read more