Dr. Shafali Yadav is one of the best Dermatologists in Lucknow, who also specializes in Dermato surgery. She has a clinical experience of more than 17 years. Pregnancy is a state of gross hormonal upheavals and other physiological changes in the body, which can give rise to a number of skin problems.
There are three general categories of pregnancy-associated skin conditions: (1) benign skin conditions due to hormonal changes, (2) preexisting skin conditions that change during pregnancy, and (3) pregnancy-specific dermatoses. Some conditions may overlap categories.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy may cause benign skin conditions including striae gravidarum (stretch marks); hyper-pigmentation (e.g., melasma); and hair, nail, and vascular changes. Preexisting skin conditions (e.g., atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, fungal infections, cutaneous tumors) may change during pregnancy.
Pregnancy-specific skin conditions include pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, prurigo of pregnancy, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, pemphigoid gestationis, impetigo herpetiformis, and pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy.
Throughout her vast clinical experience, Dr Shafali Yadav has been successfully treating skin conditions related to pregnancy.