Q CAN I TAKE ACNE MED­I­CA­TION?

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A If you’re feel­ing down about your an­gry skin, visit your doc­tor (a der­ma­tol­o­gist in this case) be­fore you pop any pills or ap­ply any cream. Preg­nancy acne can leave you with scar­ring, so it’s not some­thing to ig­nore. It can be safely treated with a num­ber of acne treat­ments – from over-the­counter prod­ucts to top­i­cal or oral med­i­ca­tions depend­ing on the sever­ity and the type of acne you have. Al­ter­na­tives to top­i­cal or oral treat­ment in­clude light treat­ments, but al­ways check with your doc be­fore you em­bark on this route. The big no-no is roac­cu­tane. If you’re tak­ing this to treat acne you should be tak­ing ex­tra pre­cau­tions not to fall preg­nant. “You should wait at least six months af­ter com­ing off this to try for a baby,” warns Sis­ter de Beer.

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