Rash And Itching

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WI - January 19

I am only 8 weeks and I have been diagnosed withPUPPS. I was given Zirtex (for the itching) and a topical steroid cream(to make the bumps go away). I have only been using both for 2 days and the rash is disapating and less itchy. I was told with this treatment it should be gone within 2-3 weeks. My case is not that bad thought. Ask your dr.

 

MARTINA - January 27

I AM TWELVE WEEKS PREGNANT.I AM SUFFERING SEVERE CONSTIPATION FOR THE LAST FOUR WEEKS .NOW I AM ITCHING 24 HOURS A DAY.EVERYWHERE -FROM MY FACE TO THE SOLES OF MY FEET.SO I THINK THERE MAY BE A CONNECTION .i THINK YOU SHOULD GO TO YOUR DOCTOR AND GET CHECKED OUT AS OUR LITTLES ONES ARE SO PRECIOUS !I HAVE YET TO GO AS I AM GOING TO WAIT A WEEK TO C IF THE ITCHING WILL CLEAR.FINGERS CROSSED!

 

Kiki - January 30

I have had this awful rash since Week 15. I'm now at Week 18, and it still hasnt gone away! I've used steroid cream, pinetar sol showers, cold showers, antihistamine (polaramine), and tea tree oil. They all relieve the itching temporarily, but doesn't get rid of it completely. It started at the top of my neck on a hot day, and then spread down to my b___sts, some of my tummy..and has now started on the back of my hands and arms. The itching drives me nuts!!! It seems to worsen in hot weather, so I have been trying to stay cool in airconditioning, and taking lots of cool showers, with the pinetar solution. I just had a test to check for bile liver problems ( cholestasis of pregnancy) Which I hope would be negative!!! My obs thinks it might be a severe heat rash (as the rash worsens during hot days).. so I hope that's all it is, and not something more serious!!! *fingers crossed*

 

laurac127 - January 31

I was 39 weeks when I developed a rash that was horrible, my doctor said it was PUPPS and just the other day prescribed Clobetasol Propionate which helped out a lot! It's a topical cream to be applied twice a day.

 

christina - January 31

My skin iches mainly on my legs and arms but I also ich on my stomah and b___sts. I've tried benerdryl and hrydrocortisone cream and thats not working. I need to find out what it is. im up all night and wake up w/ iching

 

sye - February 1

the last time i had that problem was when i was pregnant with my first daughter during the summer and i was using cocoa b___ter for the stretchmarks and my skin couldn't breathe....

 

toni blackford - February 9

I am 13 weeks too and I am having the same trouble, I only have the rash on my stomach and b___sts but am itching everywhere it is driving me mad! I work at a hospt_tal so i went t the early pregnancy unit who just told me it was due to my skin stretching which i know is not true as I am even itching on my head, i have just put it down to my skin being really sensitive to every thing and the rash is from the baby oil I used! The best thing I have found is calamine lotion but if it continues i would go to the doctor as I will, good luck!

 

dilcia - February 10

i'm 13wks. and i have notice the same red spots all over my stomach and b___st. they itch soooo..much but i have started to put palmers coco b___ter and it really helps with the itching...

 

Beth - February 10

The same thing just happened to me, it may be a allergic reaction

 

Samantha - February 28

I have been getting red rashes on my hands. Anyone ever encounter that ? Is it because of the prenatel ?

 

Amber - March 6

im almost due next month & above my belly b___ton i am Breaking out into a rash & bumps its constantly itchy also bumpy is this normal will it go away?

 

Angela Mac - March 14

I am 8 weeks pregnant and I have a rash on my upper back, upper arms and chest. Not on my belly yet. It's not driving me crazy but it's annoying. I'm hoping it's just a heat rash.

 

Elizabeth - March 15

Hello girls I'm 33 weeks pregnant and developed the rash at 32 weeks and I'm so miserable, this itching is so bad it's not even funny. I went to see my 2 doctors today and they both said this is a pregnacy related rash that does happen to some women when pregnant. Right now they have me taking <steroids> pednisone, banadryl and Caladryl lotion. This does help a little for the itching and the doctors said that more then likely this rash will not go away until the baby is born. So if it doesn't improve there going to enduce my labor when I reach 37 weeks. Good luck to all of you hope you get better.

 

Minamina - July 28

ABOUT ITCHING in PREGNANCY: The short answer sare these: If you have a rash (not caused by scratching, just there), it could be PUPPS. Ask your doctor. There are acouple other possibilities, but that is the most common. Usually miserable to have, but not really dangerous. Treaments are mostly topical ointments, cool showers, etc. If there is NO RASH, and the itching is most severe in your feet soles and hand palms, it could be cholestasis. It is a dysfunction of the liver and requires a special blood test of your SBA levels to detect. Usually starts in 3rd trimester, though not always. It is rare but can be serious for your baby's health. Important to note: this test can take up to 2 wks to get results back, so ask for it soon if you suspect, don't wait! Topical creams don't help much, meds are needed. Visit itchymoms.com for a good overall site on cholestasis.

 

Aviendha416 - August 5

I developed what I belive to be PUPPP rash during my 20th week.(this week) I went to see my GP DR and he thought it was an allergic reaction. I believed him because i had recently began using some new cream to prevent stretch marks and he felt i could be reacting to that. He prescribed me Benadryl. I became suspicious after several doses of benadryl failed to make a dent in the rash/itching. My hubby did some research on the computer and pulled up info on PUPPP rash and what they describe and how it progresses is EXACTLY what i've been experiencing. I've tossed the benadryl and and keeping a bottle of calamine lotion on hand which helps dull the itchiness. I've heard that plain oatmeal soothes the itching for a bit among many other treatments. IE topical steriod creams, hydrocortisone, plain yogurt, cold compresses. I made an appt to see my OBGYN for this tues to bring it to his attention and get his feedback on what I should do about it. It seems to be getting a TEENY bit better on my tummy. It started in my belly b___ton and traveled to my abdoment above the belly b___ton, it has since gone horizontally accross my abdomen and today it started to travel to the under parts of my b___sts. VERY uncomfortable. Supposedly this does no go away until you deliver. Doctors have even induced labor early because the woman was extremely uncomfortable.

 

Smilefull - August 25

PUPPP SOLUTION I had it during my first pregnancy and it...well...sucked. To let you know if you get it you're more likely to have a boy! So there's one little tid bit of info that's not so negative. Okay, solution---HAIR DRYER on warm/hot setting. Honestly it feels like an orgasm. The little itchy spots release all their hestamine (chemical that makes you itch and makes it feel good when you scratch) in one big b__w out. I did it once in the morning, once at night before bed...and occasionally in between if it was necessary. I worked great. At least I could function. The other trick is to stay busy. If you don't think about it it's easier. The only downside I can think of the heat treatment is some said it could dry out the skin/and or cause marks. I didn't have a problem with either. GOOD LUCK LADIES!!

 

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