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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.

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