What acne medication can I take while breastfeeding?

What acne medication is safe while breastfeeding?

When looking for the safest options while breastfeeding, try acne treatments like: Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Although high doses of salicylic acid should not be used during pregnancy, both of these topical acne treatments are considered safe to use while breastfeeding.

How do you treat acne while breastfeeding?

We recommend the use of topical medications as first-line treatment for acne vulgaris in pregnant and lactating women. These include antibiotics (erythromycin, clindamycin, metronidazole and dapsone), benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid and salicylic acid.

Is salicylic acid OK while breastfeeding?

No information is available on the clinical use of salicylic acid on the skin during breastfeeding. Because it is unlikely to be appreciably absorbed or appear in breastmilk, it is considered safe to use during breastfeeding.

Can you use benzoyl peroxide face wash while breastfeeding?

As usual, it may be best to talk to your doctor before using this or any drug while breastfeeding. However, benzoyl peroxide is likely safe to use while breastfeeding. As with pregnancy, the low risk is due to the small amount of the drug that is absorbed into your body through your skin.

Why do I get acne while breastfeeding?

Adult acne during pregnancy and breastfeeding is a common problem. Under these circumstances, the adrenal glands secrete higher levels of androgen hormones that cause the sebaceous glands in the skin to increase in size and production.

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Will breastmilk clear up acne?

Clear up acne

Scientists have discovered that lauric acid, a component of breast milk, has antibacterial, acne-fighting qualities. Dabbing breast milk (or a mixture of breast milk and coconut oil, another source of lauric acid) on your face, then letting it air dry, may help clear up acne.

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