Pregnancy and Alternative Tx's

May 1, 2003
Nancy Groves

Nancy Groves is a medical writer based in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

San Francisco - Little scientific literature has been published about the use of alternative medicines for dermatologic purposes during pregnancy, but dermatologists need to be aware of at least two therapies that their patients may be using: a cream made from licorice root for the treatment of melasma, and a cream made from gotu cola that may prevent stretch marks, Scott M. Dinehart, M.D.. said.