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Suggest face wash and creams for acne scars on face

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Posted on Fri, 28 Aug 2015
Question: I am a nursing mother and got lot of acne scars on face.
What facewash and cream I can use to cure acne scars on my face,that doesnt effect the baby. I have oily skin.
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for trusting hcm about your health care.
Congratulations!
Acne are common during and after pregnancy due to hormonal changes and usually all topical treatment are safe during breastfeeding because very small amount of drug secrets in breast milk.
You can use 2% salicylic face wash with 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion or gel.
Life style changes are also helpful in its treatment.
You should avoid sugary and fried food.
Take a good sleep and avoid any stress.
Hope found useful, feel free to discuss more information.
Good luck.
Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Richa Agarwal (24 minutes later)
Any particular cream names.. Can I use cetaphil or sebamed brand products..
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes,you can use it.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Yes,you can use both the product for acne treatment because they are very useful in acne treatment and safe for baby also.
Hope found useful.
Good luck.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Suggest face wash and creams for acne scars on face

Brief Answer: salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, Thanks for trusting hcm about your health care. Congratulations! Acne are common during and after pregnancy due to hormonal changes and usually all topical treatment are safe during breastfeeding because very small amount of drug secrets in breast milk. You can use 2% salicylic face wash with 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion or gel. Life style changes are also helpful in its treatment. You should avoid sugary and fried food. Take a good sleep and avoid any stress. Hope found useful, feel free to discuss more information. Good luck. Regards