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Acne HelenofO Due September 7; O'Fallon, Missouri 40 posts
13th Feb '13

So I knew acne came with pregnancy but I didn't expect it to pop up on my back, shoulders, and chest. I've always used Neutrogena body wash because I am prone to breakouts from sweating during workouts but it's been YEARS since I've had anything like this. Anybody got any suggestions as to what I can do to clear it up?

RonniG Due July 19; 1 child; Plentywood, Montana 1998 posts
13th Feb '13

You can use most over the counter medications but nothing with salicylic acid. I suffered with terrible cystic acne throughout my pregnancy. There wasn't really anything that made it better. Just tell yourself its worth it.

J+C+B=3 19 kids; Godfrey, Illinois 391 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting RonniG:" You can use most over the counter medications but nothing with salicylic acid. I suffered with terrible ... [snip!] ... cystic acne throughout my pregnancy. There wasn't really anything that made it better. Just tell yourself its worth it."


it cant have accutane in it either.

RonniG Due July 19; 1 child; Plentywood, Montana 1998 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Baby boy #3 (21 wks):" it cant have accutane in it either."


Accutane is NOT an over the counter drug. And no doctor would ever prescribe it to a pregnant woman.

J+C+B=3 19 kids; Godfrey, Illinois 391 posts
13th Feb '13

I got pretty bad acne at first with this pregnancy. I use bar soap and body wash and it seems to have helped a whole lot.

Sweetheart...* Due July 30; 1 child; Florida 1290 posts
13th Feb '13

You can use products w salicylic acid, they only say not to if you're going to cover your entire body in it. I use acne.org products for my face and haven't had it come back since. I use clearasil scrub on my back and chest.

HelenofO Due September 7; O'Fallon, Missouri 40 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Sweetheart...*:" You can use products w salicylic acid, they only say not to if you're going to cover your entire body ... [snip!] ... body in it. I use acne.org products for my face and haven't had it come back since. I use clearasil scrub on my back and chest."

I had no idea! I'm pretty it's in my Neutrogena Body Wash. :-\

Sweetheart...* Due July 30; 1 child; Florida 1290 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting HelenofO:" I had no idea! I'm pretty it's in my Neutrogena Body Wash. :-\"


Yeah, i break out TERRIBLY when i'm pregnant. :( lol it's horrible. Thank god its not on my face, and the ones on my chest and back are slowllyyyy going away... just a side effect of pregnancy :/ usually around like 20 weeks mine clears up a lot. and once you have the baby it will be totally gone within a few weeks.

maria30 2 kids; Florida 57 posts
13th Feb '13

never had with my first pregnancy but with this one right now am just glad everything was on my back and shoulders. I started to notice it 2 wks. ago. Just for fun, I had my hubby count it for me and so far there were close to 40..lol..