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Doctor insights on: Retinyl Palmitate During Pregnancy

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Is retinyl palmitate safe to use while pregnant on belly to prevent stretchmarks.?

Is retinyl palmitate safe to use while pregnant on belly to prevent stretchmarks.?

Yes: Retinyl palmitate is a weaker derivative of tretinoin or topical vitamin a. Tretinoin is a prescription which is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Retinyl palmitate is an otc product which is not contraindicated during pregnancy.

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Can retinyl palmitate be used during pregnancy?

No: It is not well studied but I will stay away from this product

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I'm pregnant and I have been using this lip gloss since day one of pregnancy. I just found out it has retinyl palmitate can that harm my fetus?

I'm pregnant and I have been using this lip gloss since day one of pregnancy. I just found out it has retinyl palmitate can that harm my fetus?

Topical retinoids: Topical retinoid products are considered category "c", or relatively safe during pregnancy while the pills are considered dangerous. You might drop the gloss out of caution but I consider the prior use as unlikely to have produced any problem.

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Greetings, is retinyl palmitate safe to use on skin/face? Does it really cause skin cancer, tumors when exposed to sunlight during its usage? Thanks

Greetings, is retinyl palmitate safe to use on skin/face? Does it really cause skin cancer, tumors when exposed to sunlight during its usage? Thanks

Yes: It is safe to use and does not cause cancer but will increase sun sensitivity especially in those with light skin At your age it is probably not necessary to use it since you too young to worry about skin elasticity Spend your money on a good sun block and use it See consumer. Reports for suggestions

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What is the best treatment for whitheads and blackheads. Is it okay to use retinyl palmitate for my whiteheass and blackheads?

What is the best treatment for whitheads and blackheads. Is it okay to use retinyl palmitate for my whiteheass and blackheads?

There are tons of: acne treatment out there, and each doctor has their preference. Patients also have their own stories and favorites. So there isn't any best treatment. If you used antibiotics like doxycycline before, then you will stick with that. If people use ProActive, or benzoyl peroxide, or retinoic acid before and it worked, then that's the best treatment.

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I've been taking 5000 iu of vit A (retinyl palmitate) daily for 3 months. Could I have vit a toxicity? Joint pain last few days. Freaking out!

I've been taking 5000 iu of vit A (retinyl palmitate) daily for 3 months. Could I have vit a toxicity? Joint pain last few days. Freaking out!

Yes: Excessive Vit A may lead to toxicity daily requirements for adult is about 900 M gms per day speak to your doctor If you are thirsty you drink enough to quench your thirst, but you don't drown, same scenario, you need just enough but excess

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Will retinyl palmitate a help in curing acne? Tried everything for acne and this is the only thing I can think of before trying to see dermatologist.

Will retinyl palmitate a help in curing acne? Tried everything for acne and this is the only thing I can think of before trying to see dermatologist.

Acne: Typical treatment for acne is oral antibiotics like Minocin or Monodox and prescription topicals like epiduo or ziana. Hormonal is treated with spironolactone. Retin a (tretinoin) does help treat acne. See your local dermatologist.

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I'm worried about vitA toxicity. Been taking 5000iu retinyl palmitate daily for 3 months. It's also in my skincare products. Joint pain last several days?

I'm worried about vitA toxicity. Been taking 5000iu retinyl palmitate daily for 3 months. It's also in my skincare products. Joint pain last several days?

Fear Vit A Toxicity: Talk with your dermatologist about your Vit A toxicity fears. They are valid and include (just to name a few): blurry vision or other visual changes, swelling of the bones, bone pain, nausea, vomiting, skin, nails, and hair changes, dizziness, poor appetite, sun sensitivity, confusion, etc.

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Can you use retinyl palmitate when pregnant?

Can you use retinyl palmitate when pregnant?

Debated: World Health Organization recommendation on Maternal Supplementation During Pregnancy states that "health benefits are expected for the mother and her developing fetus with little risk of detriment to either, from a daily supplement not exceeding 10, 000 IU [preformed] vitamin A (3000 µg RE) at any time during pregnancy."[7] Preformed Vitamin A refers to retinyl palmitate and retinyl acetate.

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Is retinyl palmitate safe to use while pregnant on belly to prevent stretchmarks.?

Yes: Retinyl palmitate is a weaker derivative of tretinoin or topical vitamin a. Tretinoin is a prescription which is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Retinyl palmitate is an otc product which is not contraindicated during pregnancy.

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Is 10, 000 iu vitamin a (as retinyl palmitate and 50% beta-carotene) too much for pregnant women? My bariatric multivitamin has that much. I'm worried.

Is 10, 000 iu vitamin a (as retinyl palmitate and 50% beta-carotene) too much for pregnant women? My bariatric multivitamin has that much. I'm worried.

Not too much: Pregnant women should take about 4000-6000 units of vit a in pregnancy but you have been only taking 5000 iu, as beta-carotene is not vitamin a but a benign precursor. Too little vit a can be as serious a problem as too much. It sounds like your level is fine. See http://www. Care2.Com/greenliving/is-vitamin-a-safe-for-pregnant-women. Html congratulations!

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Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money.

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Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

The issue with a: Dry suit is what you are doing in it. If you are snorkeling or swimming that is fine. If you are diving in a dry suit, that is not healthy during pregnancy.

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Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Sure: There is no reason you can't eat eggplant during pregnancy

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Can I take pedilax during pregnancy?

Can I take pedilax during pregnancy?

For constipation?: If you are asking about suppositories, the answer is yes. If you are speaking of oral, I would recommend something else, like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to help with constipation. It's not absorbed by the body and is gentler than many anti-contstipation medications. Make sure to drink a lot of water if you are having problems with constipation. Drink until your pee is clear/white, no yellow.

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What is best to eat during pregnancy?

What is best to eat during pregnancy?

Healthy stuff!: A healthy, well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables and the proper amount of grains and protein is best for pregnancy. Best wishes!

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What tests are done during pregnancy?

What tests are done during pregnancy?

Blood and urine: 1. CBC (complete blood count). 2. Blood type and screen. 3. Variety of STD screens, including HIV. 4. Urine culture. 5. Pap smear (age 21 and over). The above list is not exhaustive.

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Can you take keprra during pregnancy?

Can you take keprra during pregnancy?

There is risk: Patients using Levetiracetam (Keppra) should be aware that there appears to be a small chance of malformations with using the medication while pregnant, but that the data are limited.