News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Gynecology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Gynecology Answers List

Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Glycolic acid cream and pregnancy


 AURORA3 - Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:22 pm

Hello,
I have cream containing glycolic acid 12%for acne scare,but im 5 wk pregnant
is it contraindication during pregnancy?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:58 pm

User avatar Hello,Alpha hydroxy acids are organic acids derived from fruit source.Gycolic acid is derived from sugar cane.Generally over 10% is considered hazardous to skin and best used by professionals.This works as a cosmetic exfoliant.
Information about saftey and efficacy during pregnancy and lactation is lacking with reference to fruit acids.Reference- Drugs.com
Do discuss with your doctor about the same.
With my good wishes for a safe pregnancy,and delivery.

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here