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Is there an effective treatment for acne during pregnancy?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Skin care

Concerns with teratogenic effects limit the use of accutane/antibiotics.
Even topical medications may be absorbed and should not be used. Frequent cleansing with mild mechanical exfoliation and use of hypoallergenic non-comedogenic moisturizers . Occasional use of fruit acids peels may also help.

In brief: Skin care

Concerns with teratogenic effects limit the use of accutane/antibiotics.
Even topical medications may be absorbed and should not be used. Frequent cleansing with mild mechanical exfoliation and use of hypoallergenic non-comedogenic moisturizers . Occasional use of fruit acids peels may also help.
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

Treatment is limited to topical Erythromycin or benzoyl peroxide only.
Other topical agents are not to be used in pregnancy. For pustules or cysts the use of a zeno would be safe because it is localized heat only. Check first with obstetrician what they advise.

In brief: Yes

Treatment is limited to topical Erythromycin or benzoyl peroxide only.
Other topical agents are not to be used in pregnancy. For pustules or cysts the use of a zeno would be safe because it is localized heat only. Check first with obstetrician what they advise.
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