Q&A: After my pregnancy, I get painful blemishes that last for days. What is causing this?
posted on 9/24/2013
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i just had my second child (first one was eight years ago) and ever since the latter part of my pregnancy and ever since, i have broken out on my back and cheek and jaw line areas. they are painful blemishes too that get real red and irritated and last for days. i have tried everything over the counter and nothing works. what do you think is causing this?? i just started taking ortho tri cyclen. it is suppose to help my skin right? or will it in your opinion get worse before it gets better? my dr. said to give it six months. i am at wits end.- Kelly
Hi Kelly, So sorry your having such a problem with acne after your pregnancy. This is due to changes in your hormone levels and should get better with time. The Ortho Tri-cycline may help you. If not there are sother medications that can be used to try and help also. Acne facials may also be of benefit to you.
--Eric P Bachelor
--William W. Ehrlich, MD FAACS
Oklahoma City, OK
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