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What are some options for acne treatment that are all natural/pregnancy safe?

What are some options for acne treatment that are all natural/pregnancy safe?

Acne in Pregnancy: Erythromycin (erygel) is often the drug of choice for pregnancy acne. Azelaic acid (azelex, finacea) may be another option. Both medications are typically applied to the skin as a lotion or gel and are available by prescription. Both are category b meaning they are safe in the 2-3 trimester. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Is aloe vera safe to be used for acne treatment ?

Is aloe vera safe to be used for acne treatment ?

Yes: Aloe vera is extremely safe. It is often very beneficial for acne. For more on its use in acne see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/027496_aloe_vera_acne.Html ; http://overnight-remedy-for-acne.Com/aloe-vera-for-acne/ for more on aloe in general see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take azemix 250 for acne treatment while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take azemix 250 for acne treatment while breastfeeding?

Safety Data Unknown: If you are referring to azithromycin (Zmax, Zithromax) 250mg for the treatment of acne then lactation safety data is unknown: there is inadequate literature available to assess risk; caution advised. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use ceftin (cefuroxime) long term (1 year+) as an acne treatment?

Is it safe to use ceftin (cefuroxime) long term (1 year+) as an acne treatment?

Yes: If it's working, keep it up. Other antibiotics may work as well, or as you get older a topical agent such as Clindamycin may prove sufficient. I needed oral tetracycline for 25 years and am grateful for it. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to use bottle benzoyl peroxide for spot acne treatment?

Can you explain if it's safe to use bottle benzoyl peroxide for spot acne treatment?

Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe and can be used depending on the severity and comes in different strengths, along with other therapies if needed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take doxycycline 100mg of acne treatment one hour after taking betaine HCl with a protein breakfast post workout?

Is it safe to take doxycycline 100mg of acne treatment one hour after taking betaine HCl with a protein breakfast post workout?

Yes: Go right ahead. Glad you're working out and doing something about the acne. Heads-up ... An antibiotic must never be your sole treatment for acne. If you're not already doing so, slap on some 5% benzoyl peroxide twice a day. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more