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Doctor insights on: Mederma Stretch Mark Cream Safe In Pregnancy

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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 Mederma (or other stretch mark creams) safe to use while breastfeeding?

Is Mederma (or other stretch mark creams) safe to use while breastfeeding?

Yes: These are safe to use. Do not expect magic results though. The results vary from person to person and alot depends on your genes ---how well you naturally heal. ...Read more

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How long do I need to use Mederma stretch mark cream for effect?

How long do I need to use Mederma stretch mark cream for effect?

No definite timeline: Stretch marks, or striae distensae, behave like scars in that they are the result of skin expansion that stretches the skin leading to skin injury with a thin, atrophic scar. Scars creams, like mederma, may help with some of the discoloration, especially if used for three to four months. Generally, discoloration should improve anyway as the stretch mark matures and lasers may help down the road. ...Read more

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Is Mederma for scars safe during pregnancy? Active ingredient is allantoin 0.5 %

Is Mederma for scars safe during pregnancy? Active ingredient is allantoin 0.5 %

No data.: Mederma has never been tested on pregnant women, to my knowledge, so there is no data one way or the other. My standard advice for anyone who is pregnant is, if it's not essential, don't use it until you deliver the baby. Why take unnecessary chances? ...Read more

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Should i buy Mederma scar cream to use on my cutting scars?

Should i buy Mederma scar cream to use on my cutting scars?

No: Mederma does little or nothing for scars. Look for silicon gel, under a variety of brands. Also, when you can, consider seeking care from a plastic surgeon for the scars. Silicon gel should be used for a minimum of two months. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding:can you tan while breastfeeding? Or use Mederma cream?

Breastfeeding:can you tan while breastfeeding? Or use Mederma cream?

Tanning unsafe: Tanning is unsafe whether you are nursing or not. There is nothing about it that makes it more unsafe while nursing however. Mederma used topically is ok while nursing. ...Read more

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What's best for acne scars... OTC creams like Mederma or scarfade, or RX like tretinions?

What's best for acne scars... OTC creams like Mederma or scarfade, or RX like tretinions?

Scar improvement: Scar improvement can be achieved, but it takes patience. An overnight improvement is simply impossible. There is no clinical evidence to support Mederma. You need a long peel. This is achieved with tretinoins. Also, microdermabrasion and/or dermabrasion depending on scar depth. A chemical peel is also an otpion, Tretinoins, abrasions, and peels all achieve the desired skin slough. Good luck ...Read more

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I have burnt my eyes' orbital areas with dettol and now developed a scar .since 15 days I am using mederma cream.What do you suggest Sir and how long will it take?

I have burnt my eyes' orbital areas with dettol and now developed a scar .since 15 days I am using mederma cream.What do you suggest Sir and how long will it take?

Do you mean a sun-: burn? Mederma is onion skin derivative and works best on thickened hypertrophic scars. I would see a dermatologist or ophthalmologist for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have acne scar but they are not deep they are on the surface is there an cream that can help lighten it? Like Mederma

I have acne scar but they are not deep they are on the surface is there an cream that can help lighten it? Like Mederma

Not a fan of Mederma: I am not a big advocate of mederma. The active ingredient is allium cepa (onion extract) and there is weak evidence to suggest that this is beneficial but the research behind medierma is some what not convincing. While it will not hurt unless you have a topical allergic reaction, it probably will not help. You are better off to try silastic sheeting or silicone gel + sunblock. ...Read more

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HiI am 34 weeks pregnant. and I recently purchased this cream names Body Merry Stretch mark cream. Is this Safe During Pregnancy? Thanks

Yes: But it is a waste of 25 bucks. The claims are all made up by people selling it. You will get the same result with vaseline or the moisturizer of your choice. Don't be a sucker. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use pure cocoa and shea butters on belly during pregnancy?not a cream,the pure butter itself,to prevent stretch marks

Safe, BUT: Do not expect any wonderful result. Stretch marks are determined by factors other than dry skin. Mostly by how much the skin is stretched. Any lubricating agent will do the same. ...Read more

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Is antifungal cream safe in pregnancy?

Is antifungal cream safe in pregnancy?

YES: They are ok to use and usually fix the problem if you are itching a lot in the vagina. If it doesn't work you need to be seen. ...Read more

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Is ketaconazole cream safe during pregnancy?

Is ketaconazole cream safe during pregnancy?

No: Ketoconazole cream belongs to the fda pregnancy category c, which means possible adverse fetal effects based on animal studies. ...Read more

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