My 18 yr old just found out she is pregnant. She is breaking out with small bumps on her face. She has never had this issue. What can she do to stop this?

The bumps on your daughter's face are unlikely to have anything to do with her pregnancy, but in treating them the pregnancy should of course be taken into account. Many drugs and even many home remedies that are entirely harmless for most people or have very mild side effects can be quite dangerous during pregnancy.

Bumps on the skin can be caused by a number of problems, and unless you are referring to pimples, it will be a good idea to get a doctor to examine them. They are unlikely to be very serious, but it is always a good idea to treat any problem soon after it appears, before it progresses and becomes more serious or chronic.

Since your daughter is still in her teens, pimples or acne is a major possibility. Pimples can affect people of all ages, but they are most common between the ages of 13 and 20. They form when dead skin cells clog pores instead of falling away — this leads to a build up of sebum from the sebaceous glands that are below each pore. Sometimes, infection sets in, which results in the inflammation commonly associated with pimples. Since you have not mentioned any inflammation, your daughter should be able to handle the problem simply by washing her face regularly with plain water, and twice a day with a mixture of sandalwood powder, turmeric powder, and rose water.

answered by M W

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