TATIANA TARANU, MARIA MAGDALENA CONSTANTIN, MIHAELA PAULA TOADER, IRINA ESANU, MADALINA MOCANU THE BENEFITS OF USING THE IODINE SOLUTION IN THE TREATMENT OF ACNE AT PREGNANT WOMEN Acne treatment during pregnancy is challenging and should be adapted to the clinical form, the lesions severity and their impact on the patient’s quality of life. The therapeutic decision in such cases need to be based on the risk / benefit ratio and to take into account the FDA categories of drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Iodine solution is a valuable formula useful for the treatment of different dermatological diseases due to its immunomodulatory features. Even actually, it is less frequent used in dermatologic prescriptions, the purpose of this article is to highlight the benefits of topical treatment with iodine solution at pregnant women with severe acne.We present the management issues raised by a severe, conglobated acne in a 29-year-old woman in 22 weeks of pregnancy with a history of vulgar acne predominantly inflammatory since 16 years of age. Systemic treatment consisted in oral clindamycin for 7 days associated with oral dexamethasone (8 mg/day). Topical treatment was represented by metronidazole B and iodine solutions and was continued after the withdraw of antibiotic and corticosteroid therapy At 30 weeks of pregnancy the acne was significantly improved and fetal biological status was normal.
Keywords: iodine solution, pregnancy, anti-acne therapy, antibiotic treatment, severe acne