Caring for psoriasis during pregnancy can be challenging. Treatment with various creams or ointments can often clear or reduce patches (plaques) of psoriasis. Some pregnant women with psoriasis find that their symptoms improve when they are pregnant, but it may flare up in the months just after having a baby. In their study, comparing hormonal effect on psoriasis in pregnancy, Murase et al. With such strong data linking hormones and psoriasis, estrogen and/or progesterone may be potentially useful in the treatment of psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease characterized by patches of abnormal skin. This type of phototherapy is useful in the treatment of psoriasis because the formation of these dimers interferes with the cell cycle and stops it. Pregnancy must be avoided for most of these treatments. Background. Treating psoriasis in pregnant and lactating women presents a special challenge. For ethical reasons, prospective randomized control trials have not been conducted in this patient population although these patients do encounter new-onset psoriasis in addition to flares and may require treatment throughout their pregnancies.