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Treating acne in pregnancy...

By Anonymous October 12, 2011 - 9:11pm
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Hi...I am 26yrs,5 months pregnant..from two months or so.....there's been lot of acne breakout on my face and above the chest..this is really freaking me out.
can I use Lomela(hydroquinone(2%),tretinoin(0.025%) and mometasone furoate(0.1%) cream)...?

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Niacinamide pads (Niapads) are a safe way to keep acne away during pregnancy,. Niacinamide is also known as Vit B3.

October 13, 2011 - 4:39pm

Hi Anon,

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

All of these medications seem to be under the Pregnancy category C drugs which means that you should avoid using any of them during your pregnancy due to possible teratogenic (ability to disturb the development of the baby) effects.

Please call you dermatologist to see if s/he will prescribe something else. Honestly, I know Acne can be disturbing, but nothing matters more than your little one's health. I don't think in any of these meds, that the benefits outweigh the risks.

Best Wishes,


October 13, 2011 - 6:14am
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