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Acne treatment during pregnancy

It is complete joy for women when they are pregnant, expecting a baby. But during pregnancy women face a lot of changes in their body and one of them is acne in their face. It is not unusual for women to get more acne during pregnancy because the progesterone level of women bound to increase at that time. This can be unpleasant and irritating for women and sometimes they feel very depressed whenever they see their face in a mirror. But there is no need to worry because there are remedies to treat this condition. When you think that any type of acne treatment is enough during pregnancy then you are wrong. You must be aware that your body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy and you need to treat your condition in a specific way to avoid any unprescribed medicine.

You mustlearn the acne treatments that you will cause you ill health and mus avoid them at any cost. Doctors say no for certain type of acne treatments at the time of pregnancy. Accutane is one of them. This drug must never be taken by a pregnant woman. It has proved many times that this drug may cause some defects in giving birth and also there is possibility of miscarriage. The law demands that the women who are using accutane must just enroll their names with the national database and must frequently check for acne treatment during pregnancy once in every 30 days. This is to avoid them in taking accutane after they have become pregnant. Therefore pregnant must not take accutane. Retin A is another drug that is not prescribed for pregnant women. This drug is also dangerous but it is not as powerful as accutane. When retin A is applied a little amount of it passes into the blood stream and hence are not recommended for pregnant women. If you want to protect your fetus during pregnancy then don't even think of taking tetracycline. Though it is a good medicine for treating acne it also affects the bones of the unborn baby. And also a majority of the medicine and cream that are available in the local stores contain some drugs that are dangerous for pregnant women.

Drugs like salicylic is that kind of acne treating drug that are present in the medicine available in the pharmacies. Don't worry that there is no safe way to treat your acne during pregnancy. You can try the following methods for treating acne during pregnancy that are safer. The natural way is the best method for treating acne. Natural methods are effective and safe for pregnant ladies. Lemon juice can be gently applied to your face with cotton. You can prepare a natural face wash by mixing milk with lemon juice. Oatmeal can be applied on to your face and then after about 15 minutes wash it off. You can also mix some cinnamon seeds and honey with it. Witch hazel is also a good choice for treating acne during pregnancy.


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