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Women and Psoriatic Disease

Treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in women requires extra considerations. If you are planning to become pregnant, you may wonder how psoriasis could affect you and your baby. If you are nursing, you may have questions about the safety of treatments.

Studies also show that the emotional and social effects of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are more significant for women than men.

Before Conception

Learn about the genetics of psoriasis and things to keep in mind if you are planning to become pregnant.


Pregnancy and Nursing

Pregnancy can change your psoriasis, and many of the medications used to treat psoriasis are not compatible with pregnancy and nursing. Learn what you can do to minimize the impact of psoriasis during this time.


Impact on Emotions

Studies show women, in particular, struggle with having such a visible disease like psoriasis. Learn what women can do to keep psoriasis from affecting their self-confidence and relationships.

National Psoriasis Foundation Our Mission: To drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.