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Safe Acne Treatment While Pregnant
Unknown: The active ingredient in proactive is benzoyl peroxide which is considered a pregnancy category c medication. This means that essentially it is unknown if there is an adverse outcome in pregnancy as there have not been any human studies performed. If the acne is something you can live with, i would recommend just using soap and water and avoiding medication. Or go to see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I got melasma while pregnant. Is it safe to use prescription retinol and/or hydroquinone while breastfeeding?
While pregnant is it safe to use clindamycin phosphate 2% topically? Is topical differin (adapalene) safe while pregnant?
It is safe.: Yes. It is safe to use Clindamycin topical. It is also safe to use differin (adapalene), (adapalene) even though drug info suggests "precautious, category-c for pregnancy". Just use common sense, how likely it would be that differin (adapalene) being absorbed through skin and causing systemic (side) effect? None ever reported. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually yes but...: Clindamycin seems to be "relatively safe" during pregnancy and can be used when "indicated", to treat infections during pregnancy, that is, when there are established benefits such as an intraamniotic infection or a severe UTI/pyelonephritis .. It is not clear that it is necessary or recommended to treat BV during any trimester of pregnancy unless the pregnant woman is significantly symptomatic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, short term: Solodyn, or minocycline, is an antibiotic, and in general, antibiotics are compatible with breastfeeding. With this antibiotic, however, only short-term use of Minocycline is recommended while breastfeeding. Milk levels are low and absorption by the infant is inhibited by the calcium in breastmilk. Long term use may (may) damage the baby's teeth. Black discoloration of breastmilk may happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: A lot of skin whitening products contain hydroquinone which is absorbed rapidly by the skin. There simply aren't enough tests to know if this is a safe topical treatment in pregnancy. Therefore, i would recommend avoiding it. Definitely any product with retin or retinoid should be avoided as these have been shown to cause birth defects, even when used on the skin. ...Read more
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