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can someone talk to me about acne during pregnancy?

(7 Posts)
bytheMoonlight Wed 22-Dec-10 12:59:08

During my pregnancy my chin errupted in red patches and spots which spread around the side of my mouth and under the sides of my nose became very red.

I was told by my doctor it was an infection and given antiboitics which did nothing, nor have the various creams I have been given - some have made it worse.

I gave birth 6 weeks ago and went for my post natal appointment today and the same doctor who has been looking at my face for the past 6 months said he thinks it may be acne.

Could it be acne caused by pregnancy? I have never had acne before, will it stay until I have finsihed breasfeeding or is there another way of treating it?

The doctor has given me a prescription for Erythromycin and zinc acetate lotion which he couldn't even tell me if I could use when breastfeeding hmm

bytheMoonlight Wed 22-Dec-10 17:58:39


Panzee Wed 22-Dec-10 18:01:35

I had acne when I was pregnant, never had it before. It went, can't remember when. Not long after anyway! I didn't take anything for it.

I think I took Erythromycin when I had an abscess and could still feed, but check on the site.

bytheMoonlight Wed 22-Dec-10 18:20:42

Thanks panzee, hopefully it will clear soon. It ooks awful and I'm fed up with people staring at me

Panzee Thu 23-Dec-10 13:05:50

Did you have a boy or a girl?

bytheMoonlight Thu 23-Dec-10 13:32:55

A girl

Panzee Thu 23-Dec-10 16:02:59

Aw congratulations! I asked because I had a boy. I wondered if having lots of boy hormones in my body caused the acne. But that doesn't work if you had a girl!

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