Navigation Links
New Guidelines for Treating Psoriasis When Pregnant or Nursing
Date:12/2/2011

FRIDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Topical treatment with moisturizers and emollients such as petroleum jelly should be the first line of therapy for treating psoriasis in pregnant and breast-feeding women, according to new recommendations from the National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board based in Portland, Ore.

These products should be tried first because they cause no known adverse effects.

Psoriasis, a chronic skin disease, affects as many as 7.5 million Americans. It usually appears as red, scaly patches that may itch and bleed.

"Treating psoriasis in women who are pregnant or breast-feeding presents special challenges due to the side effects of certain medications and the ethical concerns of placing this patient population in clinical trials," Dr. Mark Lebwohl, chair of the National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board, said in a foundation news release. "It's important for women to work with their doctor to determine what treatment is appropriate for them during pregnancy and to consider the precautions for each."

After trying moisturizers and emollients, low to moderate doses of topical steroids may be used, followed by high-potency topical steroids only as needed in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, the board said.

For pregnant women, narrowband ultraviolet B (UVB) light therapy should be the second-line treatment. If narrowband UVB is not available, broadband UVB may be used.

The board also said that a class of immune system-suppressing drugs called TNF inhibitors and the immunosuppressant drug cyclosporine may be used with caution in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Certain strategies can be used to minimize risk and exposure.

Women are advised not to breast-feed while taking medications because there is a lack of research on potential effects.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about psoriasis.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: National Psoriasis Foundation, news release, Nov. 28, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. New Canadian Guidelines Also Support No Routine Mammograms Until 50
2. Canadian breast cancer screening guidelines would cost thousands of lives
3. New breast cancer screening guidelines released
4. New Stanford model establishes guidelines for earlier cancer detection
5. Few doctors follow sudden cardiac death screening guidelines for athletes
6. New Guidelines Urge Cholesterol Check for All Kids Ages 9 to 11
7. Rise in Vulvar Precancers Leads to New Guidelines
8. ASE-EAE to issue guidelines for the echocardiographic evaluation of cancer patients
9. New Guidelines Issued for Common Tremor Disorder
10. U.S. Cancer Groups Release Their Own Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
11. Health groups issue proposed cervical cancer screening guidelines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Guidelines for Treating Psoriasis When Pregnant or Nursing 
(Date:5/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... HYPERAMS, LLC announced it will perform the inventory ... Lima, Ohio. The sale began this week and the inventory is expected to sell ... uniforms, and medical accessories, including blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, CPR masks, as well as ...
(Date:5/27/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2017 , ... Hate visiting the dentist? You should ... you'll need to take care of your teeth at home. Here are some dental tips ... after meals. Keep a small toothbrush in your work desk or a locker at school ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... The American Parkinson Disease Association’s ... grant submissions all vying for nearly $1,000,000 in funding that will be awarded ... American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is focused on advancing scientific research that will ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... A new analysis of community ... healthiest seniors are located in the Midwest. With the average cost of healthcare rising ... are concerned with both the quality and affordability of where they live. An annual ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, ... Agreements being discussed by President Donald Trump and the rest of the world. Donald ... up peace talks in the continuous battle between Israel and Palestine. The world’s eyes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/12/2017)... , May 12, 2017  The China and ... washing technology that consumes less water, energy and detergent, and features ... first product LaughingU, a shoebox-sized washing machine that washes and sanitizes ... ... Product, LaughingU, is compact, and does not require an external water ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... 2017 Radiology has become the number one ... also spiraled to the number one ranking as a ... ever before as the most complete and reliable method ... lower back pain an MRI may confirm a suspected ... resulting in entirely different treatment protocols.  In these circumstances, ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... 2017  Semler Scientific, Inc. (OTCQB: SMLR), an ... improve the clinical effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare ... quarter ended March 31, 2017. ... to identify when preventive care options are appropriate, ... heart attacks or strokes occur," said Doug ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: