Does using Salicylic acid affect fertility? (for acne)
I've been using a moisturiser that contains less than 3% salicylic acid for acne. Would this affect fertility?
The reason I am asking is because DH and I are TTC and we haven't had any luck in the past 3 cycles. We got pregnant immediately (seriously, within a week I knew I was pregnant) with our first child. I never used the moisturiser before because I didn't have acne but my last pregnancy really messed up my skin BIG TIME. I really dont' want to stop using it (until I get pregnant) because this has been the only thing that really helped control my acne.
A topical cream will not effect your ability to conceive.
You only have a 25% chance of conceiving in a given cycle so they fact you havent gotten pregnant after 3 cycles is very normal and nothing to worry about. If you dont get pregnant after a year of trying, make an appointment with your doctor.
By the way, be sure to start taking prenatal vitamins even though you arent pregnant yet.
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