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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. Suzanne Galli
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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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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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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?

Anytime.: The only difference between an "adult" moisturizer and a "baby" moisturizer is the labeling. Just be sure to apply it to a small area of skin the first time or two, to be sure that your baby is not allergic to or irritated by any of the moisturizer's ingredients. ...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

Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Moisturizing Creams Or Lotions (Definition)

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