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Use Of Glycolic Acid During Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
General rule: The medication in products you use on your skin are not absorbed into the blood in detectable amounts that would bother the babies growth or development. You may find that pregnancy alters the skin & makes otherwise milder treatments harder to control & less satisfactory. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are glutathione and kojic acid (topical; in the form of soap) both safe for breastfeeding moms? Thank you.
Can I use collagen boosting moisturizer above the retinoid (retacnyl tretinoin) ? Also, is the use of a retinoid compatible with breastfeeding?
35w pregnant. @ the beginning utilized ocassionally products with salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and spot 2% hydroquinine. Harm to baby?
Pregnant: The products shouldn't harm your baby if you used them intermittently. Hydro quinone is a category C drug which means it has caused defects in animals but not humans ...Read more
Is the use of flat iron spray w/argon oil and and lotion for stretch marks w/vite, collagen, cocoa butter safe during pregnancy? Many prods w/alcohol
Yes, however...: All of these should be quite safe. Alcohol should not be significantly absorbed into your skin, certainly not enough to harm your baby. However, some skin products do contain chemicals that can harm fetuses. Visit http://www.Ewg.Org/skindeep/ to check these products (it does mention moderate hazard of flat iron spray due to allergy potential but it has low developmental ; reproductive toxicity). ...Read more
Almost certainly: Alpha lipoic acid is always in our bodies as we synthesize it. It's very safe without serious side effects. Like most supps. Research hasn't been done on pregnant ; lactating women so its safety for such people "has not been established" but I have no reason to believe it wouldn't be safe; there's no evidence to suggest it would be hazardous. See http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/othernuts/la/. ...Read more
I'm currently using a facewash containing benzoyl peroxide as well as a body spray containing 2% salicylic acid. Is this safe during pregnancy?
Yes: While not extensively studied in pregnancy using the lowest concentrations topically for "spot" treatments of acne shoud be fine. Due to hormonal changes in your body during pregnancy, your skin may be more sensitive; therefore, suspend use of thesevproducts if you notice any redness or irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glycolic acid: Generally speaking, glycolic acid is considered safe. Avoid using products used for chemical peels as the levels of glycolic acid are much higher and are designed to penetrate much deeper. ...Read more
Is icy hot cream safe to use on the back while pregnant? Is Deplin safe to take along with a prenatal vitamin containing folic acid?
Comments: External ointments will not get absorbed into circulation unless applied over broken or cracked skin. Deplin contains high dose biologically active folic acid, and works by interacting with receptors in brain, but non-active folate can counteract the benefits by flooding and blocking the cellular receptors. Yes safe but could blunt the intended Deplin effect. Can benefit with doc discussion. ...Read more
No problem: You will not absorb anywhere near any amount that could do any type of harm to your baby. Nothing to fret about! ...Read more
I would avoid: using those together as they could irritate your skin, especially if in the sun. Try alternating between the two daily. Best of luck. ...Read more
Could I use skin products with licorice extract, kojic acid and hyaluronic acid? Are any of these acids or extracts harmful if pregnant?
Bebecause: Because these are topical it should not cause a problem. Not enough absorption into blood stream. ...Read more
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