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Oily Face During Pregnancy
Chloasma: Chloasma is a required hypermelanosis of sun-exposed areas occurred during pregnancy and it can affect 50-70% of pregnant women. It presents as symmetric hyperpigmented macules, which can confluent or punctuate. The most common locations are the cheeks, the upper lip, the chin and the forehead. The exact mechanism by which pregnancy affects the process of melanogenesis is unknown. ...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
Yes: High doses of salicylic acid in its oral form have been shown in studies to cause birth defects and various pregnancy complications. To be cautious, it is recommended that pregnant women avoid the topical use of salicylic acid but small amounts applied to the skin — such as a 1% salicylic acid-containing toner used once or twice a day — are considered safe. ...Read more
During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?
I got big brown marks on my face during pregnancy and 2 years later it still hasn't faded.. How do I erase it?
Hard to treat: Most likely this is melasma. There are some medications and creams, but not very effective.Consult dermatoligst. ...Read more
In general: In general, in the last trimester.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Not sure if you mean swelling. Your symptoms don't sound very common . See your md for evaluation. ...Read more
I have blemishes on my face from during pregnancy now my baby of 6 month but blemishes just spread on my face please let me know how can I rid them?
Not on the internet: The word blemish is not in any way specific or descriptive enough for any medical comment. Your blemishes need to examined in person for a correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
I am 3 months pregnant and I have a Cyst in my Left ovary. Can I (or my baby) face any kind of health issue during pregnancy ???
What kind of cyst: Cyst means fluid filled and occur cyclically when not pregnant. A corpus luteum cyst supports an early pregnancy until about 10 weeks when the placenta takes over. Discuss the cyst with your doc-usually will present no problems during the pregnancy or to baby if the cyst is small (less 5 cm) ...Read more
Early pregnancy symptoms..My skin was really dry and flaky on my hands and face, then almost over night. It changed, oily.Pregnancy sign?
Electrolysis: I'll be very frank with you. . . **i** don't feel it is safe for anyone. Certainly not it pregnancy, where two people are involved and one cannot yet make the decision, but even non-gravid women should know that it's almost a worthless pursuit -- it really doesn't work very well, and the risks of scarring, infections, and so forth are really significant. I don't recommend it! ...Read more
Yes it is: No problem to use that face mask. ...Read more
My body feels itchy..I had this during my pregnancy.Took allerid n felt better.. But the itch has started again...Its from head to toe..What to do?
Antihistamine 4 itch: Antihistamines are usually the most helpful medications you can take for itching. You can get benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, allegra, Claritin and other ah otc now. Any of these may help itching, but Claritin might be the least effective; results are individual. If the itching continues or worsens over time, see an allergist for help figuring out why you are itching. It could be a disease that needs attention. ...Read more
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