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Antibiotics and home remedies to treat acne during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Is it safe to use clindamycin phosphate topical while pregnant?
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello
User :   Is it safeto use clindamycin phosphate topical1% while pregnant?
User :   hello
Doctor :   How many weeks pregnant are you?
User :   12
Doctor :   May I know the reason for using the antibiotic?
User :   acne
User :   what about 10%benzoyl peroxide?
User :   like clean and clear
User :   my acne isn't severe
Doctor :   Antibiotics are generally not safe during pregnancy especially in the first trimester ( first 3 months)\
User :   but I got this prescription before I was pregnant for some kind of reaction I had to medication I was taking
Doctor :   It can cause teratogenic effects.
Doctor :   It is safe when you are not pregnant.
User :   so even benzoyl peroxide is not say
User :   safe
Doctor :   So these medications are to be used only when requrired.
User :   so is benzoyl peroxide also not safe
Doctor :   Benzoyl peroxide is relatively safe when compared to clindamycin.
User :   ok
Doctor :   But its effects during pregnancy is not known.
User :   ok
Doctor :   I would suggest you to use this medication only if required.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   I mean it has to be used only if acne is severe and needs them.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hence consider consulting your doctor for examination and if needed to use this cream.
User :   ok
User :   thank you
User :   and good night
Doctor :   Alternative form of treatment for acne using home measures can be followed now.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   what thype of home measures
User :   what type of home measures
Doctor :   Home remedies, include
User :   what type of home measures
Doctor :   1. Using of mild soap.
Doctor :   2. Avoiding excessive washing on the affected areas.
Doctor :   3. Avoiding unnecessary handling with bare hands.
Doctor :   3. Good nutrition.
Doctor :   4. You can apply a paste of fine oatmeal and yogurt and apply to the affected areas,
Doctor :   leave it for an hour and then wash the areas
Doctor :   4. Along with these measure, a good sleep and proper stress reducing measures are essential
User :   ok
User :   sorry for typing the question over and over
User :   I couldn't see it on the screen so I thought it was going through
Doctor :   4. If the acne aggravates or if you develop inflammatory changes, then you need to consult your doctor for the use of the antibiotics.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   nope not right now
User :   thanks for your time
Doctor :   Have you filled the feed back form.
User :   yes
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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