Women's Health

Malignant transformation of nevi unlikely in pregnant patients
November 01, 2010

Melanocytic nevi always have the potential to change in size, shape and color regardless of when they first appear in the skin, or the age of the patient. A recent study shows that though some nevi demonstrate dynamic change throughout a pregnancy, there does not appear to be an increased risk of malignant transformation of these nevi, nor is there an association between changing nevi and melanoma.

Disorders of oral, vaginal mucous membranes overlooked by physicians
September 01, 2010

Dermatologists should be able to diagnose and treat disorders of the oral and vaginal mucous membranes with the same authority they bring to skin problems, experts say.

New assay helps physicians distinquish dermatoses unique to pregnancy
August 01, 2010

For many pregnant women, their bellies aren't the only things popping out during their nine months of gestation. Skin eruptions can plague expectant women any time during pregnancy. While some dermatoses can be simply uncomfortable, others can pose a risk to the unborn fetus.

Nonablative fractional photothermolysis improves postpartum striae rubra
May 01, 2010

Postpartum striae rubra is common, and in Asian skin, these lesions can progress to become hyperpigmented striae distensae. Results from a consecutive case series show the utility of nonablative fractional photothermolysis for treating this problem.

Pregnancy-related skin conditions respond to combination approach
April 01, 2010

Treating dermatologic issues associated with pregnancy often requires individualized treatments combining various agents, an expert says.

Acne treatment in women requires detailed history, systematic approach
February 03, 2010

Strategies for treating adult female acne include taking detailed patient histories, checking for endocrine abnormalities when indicated and, in many cases, prescribing oral contraceptives also approved for acne, according to an expert.

Dermatology meets gynecology: Genital itching, burning benefits from dermatologists' perspective
August 01, 2009

Vulvovaginal symptoms are often best diagnosed by a dermatologist, an expert says.

Time for change: Topical arsenal narrows for menopausal skin
August 01, 2009

Vitamins A and C have become the frontline treatments for menopausal skin.

Gaining control: Birth control pills, spironolactone first-line treatments for hormonal acne
August 01, 2009

Women can achieve good control of adult or hormonal acne through spironolactone therapy alone or in conjunction with oral contraceptives.

Dermatoses of pregnancy: Understanding, managing gestational risks
August 01, 2009

While most skin problems that may occur during pregnancy are harmless, some can pose risks for the mother and fetus.