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Concern about using acid based oils for peeling underarms during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Pregnancy
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General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   hello, is it ok doc to use peel my underarm during my pregnancy. I will be wearing my bridal gown and my underarm is dark.thanks
User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello, is it ok doc to use peeling oil my underarm during my pregnancy? I will be wearing my bridal gown and my underarm is dark.thanks
Doctor :   How can i help you?
Doctor :   It is ok to apply
User :   even it is acid based oil?
Doctor :   If you have not applied it earlier, take care
Doctor :   as it may have allergic reaction
Doctor :   Moreover acid based oils can have peeling effect
Doctor :   and you may feel uncomfortable before / during wedding
User :   i used before but i did have allergic reaction to it but i wasnt pregnant time yet
User :   i did not have i mean
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then you can you it
User :   ive read that i cant use cosmetics during pregnancy.. so im worried that my baby will be affected
Doctor :   Herbal cosmetics are fine
Doctor :   How many months are you pregnant?
User :   12 weeks
Doctor :   Usually first twelve weeks are unsafe
Doctor :   The second trimester is relatively safe
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Check if the product has hydrocortisone
User :   nothing
Doctor :   IF it has please do not use it
User :   how about organic cosmetics? are they safe?
Doctor :   The Ph of the cosmetic is important
Doctor :   The Ph differs by ingredients and their dosage
User :   ah ok..
User :   anyways thanks
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions
User :   thats all doc
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Organic cosmetics are good as they are relatively safe during pregnancy
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback
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