Dermatologic Therapy in Pregnancy

  title={Dermatologic Therapy in Pregnancy},
  author={Kelly H. Tyler},
  journal={Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  • K. Tyler
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Patients present during pregnancy with a variety of dermatologic conditions, most of which can be treated conservatively with topical medication by a primary obstetrician if he or she is familiar with common treatment options. Patients with moderate to severe forms of dermatologic disease or those requiring systemic therapy should be treated in consultation with a dermatologist. Dermatologic surgery can be performed safely in the second trimester using local anesthesia if needed. 

Dermatologic Surgery in Pregnancy

Common antiseptics and anesthetics used in dermatologic surgery such as alcohol, chlorhexidine, lidocaine, and epinephrine are safe to use in pregnancy.

Atopic Dermatitis in Pregnancy

There is new evidence to suggest that failure to treat atopic dermatitis in pregnancy may have significant implications for the fetus, making an understanding of appropriate treatment options imperative.

Physiologic Skin Changes in Pregnancy

It is important for healthcare providers to recognize both normal and abnormal physiologic cutaneous manifestations of pregnancy in order to recommend appropriate management.

Safety of Topical Medications for Scabies and Lice in Pregnancy

Recommendations on using topical anti-scabies and anti-lice therapy in pregnancy are provided and human and animal studies are aggregate to provide recommendations.

Treatment of psoriasis in pregnancy.

Current understanding of pregnancy risk profiles of medications used to treat psoriasis is discussed, especially because the severity of Psoriasis can have an impact on the pregnancy experience and possibly the outcome.

Topical antibiotics in pregnancy: A review of safety profiles

Human studies, animal studies, and pharmacokinetics data are aggregated to provide recommendations on utilizing topical antibiotics in pregnancy.

Acne: current perspective

Acne vulgaris or acne is a multi factorial chronic inflammatory disease of pilosebaceous unit that affects approximately 9.4% of the population and is the most common chronic skin disorders which require urgent attention.



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  • Medicine
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Using medications during pregnancy is common and pregnant women often present for treatment of dermatological disease, and therapeutic options available for these patients will be discussed.

Dermatologic Surgery and the Pregnant Patient

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  • Medicine
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With appropriate preparation, safe and successful cutaneous surgery can be performed on the pregnant patient with appropriate preparation of physiology, surgery, and drug safety.

Safety of dermatologic drugs used in pregnant patients with psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases.

Dermatologic drugs, pregnancy, and lactation. A conservative guide.

Dermatologic drugs whose known risk is low are summarized, which means they have been extensively used without apparent adverse effects in the mother or infant.

The use of dermatologic drugs in pregnancy and lactation.

Percutaneous Absorption of Salicylic Acid in Man after Topical Administration of Three Different Formulations

It is demonstrated that salicylic acid is well absorbed by healthy skin and significant differences in the doses absorbed were detected between the two formulations a and b with different vehicles.

Serum Concentrations of Salicylic Acid following Topically Applied Salicylate Derivatives

A considerable amount of salicylic acid may be absorbed through the skin after topical application of methyl salicylate products and this may increase with multiple applications, so caution is warranted in patients for whom systemic saliylate may be hazardous or problematic.

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