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Puppps Skin Injury Due To Scratching
Topical or oral meds: First try low-moderately potent topical corticosteroid creams, then oral antihistamines without drowsiness effects (e.g. Claritine, allegra) and finally oral steroids as last resort. If none of the above helps, then early delivery may be required (rarely), to relieve the maternal symptoms. ...Read more
Scratching is a symptom in which a person runs his fingernails or some other firm object over an itchy part of his skin, while trying to relieve his itching. Scratching an area too much can lead to a skin rash which itches even more. Scratching to the point of breaking the skin can lead to ...Read more
Pregnancy rash.: Puppp stands for pruritic urticarial plaques and papules of pregnancy - now known as pep (polymorphous eruption of pregnancy). This is the most common dermatosis that may develop in late pregnancy (after 34 weeks typically) and cause intense itching and redness mainly on the abdominal skin. It is more common with male fetuses and does not increase the risk of pregnancy complications, resolving pp. ...Read more
I am week 36 and planned for an elective c-sec in week 38, I am suffering from mild puppp. Is c-sec ok if not why?
C-section/puppp: Yes, c-section is fine. You're itching will likely resolve soon after delivery. ...Read more
I must say, I am currently 39 weeks pregnant and am completely miserable from puppps! how did I get it?
Fetomaternal cell tr: Fetomatenal cell traffic through the placenta likely is responsible for puppps. That means that your rash is likely an immune reaction to your baby's cells crossing your placenta and lodging in your skin. It should all improve rapidly postpartum. If you are indeed 39 weeks, ask your obstetrician to deliver you! ...Read more
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