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Is Octinoxate 7.5% safe during pregnancy? I utilize a moisturizer that has this (on occasion). I'm pregnant 33w5d.

Is Octinoxate 7.5% safe during pregnancy? I utilize a moisturizer that has this (on occasion). I'm pregnant 33w5d.

Octinoxate: Through skin absorption, octinoxate can lead to reproductive as well as developmental toxicity. It is also known to damage the immune system in rare cases, impairing a person's ability to fight disease and repair tissue damage. Women who are pregnant should not use octinoxate because it produces estrogen-like effects. Use of octinoxate can cause endocrine disruptions. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


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Is 2wice a day use of clinique acne solution safe during pregnancy? Cleanser 2% salicylic, toner 1.5% salicylic, moisturizer 2.5% benzoyl per oxide

Is 2wice a day use of clinique acne solution safe during pregnancy? Cleanser 2% salicylic, toner 1.5% salicylic, moisturizer 2.5% benzoyl per oxide

Category C: Benzoyl peroxide is a pregnancy category c drug, which basically means that someone was able to produce birth defects in lab animals using it, probably in preposterously high doses and something more than putting in the mother mouse's face. While i don't believe there's any danger to you, you'd do well not to use it simply o keep yourself from worrying or blaming the medicine if something happens. ...Read more

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Using body moisturizing lotion,whitening face washes,and hair shampoo during pregnancy,are they safe,thank you?

Using body moisturizing lotion,whitening face washes,and hair shampoo during pregnancy,are they safe,thank you?

Yes: These products should not hurt your baby at all. It almost always is something you take by mouth that would hurt the baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use jergans moisturizer while taking accutane?

Is it safe to use jergans moisturizer while taking accutane?

Yes: Yes but be aware that moisturisers can worsen acne. Would take vitamin E (otc) tablets, 1000 iu once/twice day -may help dryness, otherwise may have to cut back dose of accutane. ...Read more

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Are k-y liquibeads vaginal moisturizer ovule inserts that expired in April 2016 safe to use.. And if so, for how long (months, years, etc.)?

Are k-y liquibeads vaginal moisturizer ovule inserts that expired in April 2016 safe to use.. And if so, for how long (months, years, etc.)?

Likely yes: Although it may be best to use a product prior to expiration day but a vaginal moisturizer when keep in cool and dry environment will not truly expire as long as it lubricates and remains uncontaminated. Throw it out when it does not work any more. ...Read more

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I got a glycerin bottle that says.. Contains 99.7 % w/w glycerin... I wanted to know is this safe to use on face.. Skin.. As a moisturizer or not?????

I got a glycerin bottle that says.. Contains 99.7 % w/w glycerin... I wanted to know is this safe to use on face.. Skin.. As a moisturizer or not?????

GLYCERIN ON FACE: THIS COULD BE VERY IRRITATING. WHY ARE YOU USING IT? MANY MORE AND BETTER MOISTURIZERS. TRY THE AVEENO (oatmeal) OR EUCERIN OR NEUTROGENA PRODUCTS. (NO FINANCIAL INTERESTS) ...Read more

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When is it safe to use adult moisturizer on my baby's skin?

When is it safe to use adult moisturizer on my baby's skin?

Depends...: ...What's in the moisturizer that makes it adult? If it's perfume, she can use it before her first date. The basic ingredients -- mineral oil, water, emulsifier -- are the same for all kinds of moisturizer; proportions determine how "gooey" the product is -- and preference for that varies more by skin type than by age. ...Read more

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The main ingredient in my facial moisturizer is castor oil. Is it safe to use daily for months, as I have been?

The main ingredient in my facial moisturizer is castor oil. Is it safe to use daily for months, as I have been?

Skin care: If you have dry skin oils can be fine for your skin. However, if you are prone to have oily skin or acne, oils can break you out and clog your pores in your face. OUL free moisturizers are best in this case ...Read more

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Is it safe to use aloe vera gel (usually sold for sunburn relief), daily as a moisturizer? Seems to work well for me...

Is it safe to use aloe vera gel (usually sold for sunburn relief), daily as a moisturizer? Seems to work well for me...

YES, very safe!: Aloe vera has a wide range of health benefits and is very good for your skin, whether you are sunburned or not! for a nice article on the many benefits of aloe see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html. ...Read more

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Can i use BP and Calamine lotion on my neck at the same time ? I will apply moisturizer . Is it safe to do so ? My neck have acnes.

Can i use BP and Calamine lotion on my neck at the same time ? I will apply moisturizer . Is it safe to do so ? My neck have acnes.

Calamine lotion: Is not a typical treatment for acne. Depending on the severity of your acne, you might want to wash with a BP wash, leaving the lather on for 1 minute before rinsing, and then apply adapalene gel. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil safe to apply to the skin as a moisturizer for those suffering from high cholesterol? Does it enter the blood stream through the skin?

Is coconut oil safe to apply to the skin as a moisturizer for those suffering from high cholesterol? Does it enter the blood stream through the skin?

Safe and yes: Any oil applied to skin will make it into the blood stream to some extent. However, the amount getting into your system this way is not likely to alter your fat metabolism materially. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix moisturizer and sunscreen with benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Is it safe to mix moisturizer and sunscreen with benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Yes but....: Mixing the products will decrease the effectiveness of the benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide). Ideally, you should use the BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) on freshly cleansed skin, followed by moisturizer or sunscreen depending on the time of day. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Moisturizing Creams Or Lotions (Definition)

When the skin is dry or injured, moisturizing creams or lotions can be ...Read more