I'm 24 weeks pregnant and have developed bad acne. I never had skin problems like this. I went to see a dermatologist who prescribed Cleocin T and benzamycin. The drug information that came with the benzamycin says that it should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly needed and that the benefits must outweigh the risks. I don't want to use it if there are risks to my unborn baby. Have you prescribed either of these meds to your pregnant patients. Should I be concerned?
Thanks so much-this not knowing what to do is driving me crazy.
Pregnancy has a variable effect on acne; some people get worse, others better, others stay the same. The medications I use during pregnancy are erythromycin topical and precipitated sulfur. Ask your dermatologist abouyt a prescrition for either. (Benzamycin also has benoyl peroxide.)
FYI, I have had two children. With my first pregnancy, my acne was AWFUL. I had it all over my back. It was actually painful. Guess what, I had a boy! The second time around, my skin looked wonderful the entire pregnancy. I had a girl. My Dr. said the acne was caused by all the additional male hormones from my son. I don't know if this is true, but when I have #3 I will find out if the trend will continue. Thought it was interesting.
i too had horrible acne during pregnancy, which i have never had problems with before. it was all over my back and neck. i had my baby 9 months ago and it still hasn't gone away completely! oh, and i had a girl. my doctor said it was because of the increase of testosterone but i have no idea where the testosterone came from.
FYI, to all those that have had acne problems, especially during pregnancy . . . I had the same problems and watched an informercial (believe it!) on PROACTIVE and product line developed by 2 dermotologists. It is a bit expensive but well worth the cost, it is tremendous and has cleared up my skin incredibly! Good luck.
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