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How to Safely Treat Acne During Pregnancy

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Daughter-in-law is almost 3 months pregnant. She has developed Acne on her face. What can she get to treat this, which will be safe to use?


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replied February 6th, 2006
Acne, Skin Disorders Answer A278
The only recommended treatment for acne for pregnant woman is local. Deep skin cleaning doesn’t remove acne, but is very helpful. Likewise, liquid soap can remove fats and dirt from the face, opens the skin’s pores, and has anti-bacterial impact. Creams containing bio-sulfur can also be useful because they have a helpful effect on suet-secretion. Medications for local treatment of acne that cause peeling can be used: Vitamin-A-acid, benzoylperoxid and azelaic acid. Oral therapy is not recommended for pregnant women.
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