What can I use for acne while I'm pregnant?

Pregnancy-safe acne remedies include prescription topical erythromycin or azeleic acid, or over-the-counter topical salicylic acid. Though they haven't been specifically tested during pregnancy, they're FDA-approved and their relative risk is quite low. Accutane, a very effective medication for treating acne, is not safe for use in pregnancy, as it may cause birth defects. Be sure to discuss it with your obstetrician, as well as your skin doctor.

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