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Expecting a Baby? Expect Changes in Skin, Hair, and Nails

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Preexisting skin diseases may be made better or worse by pregnancy, the researchers say. Psoriasis -- the chronic condition characterized by raised, thickened patches of red skin -- is more likely to improve than worsen. Symptoms associated with atopic dermatitis -- a chronic skin disease causing itchy, irritating lesions on the skin -- are likely to worsen.

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