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A 34-year-old female asked:

I'm 23 weeks pregnant and started with a bad rash on my stomach and breasts, its sooo itchy. it seems like its spreading to my arms legs and back. its little red dots and red patches. what is it what can i use? i didnt experience this in my 1st preg?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
General rash ?'s: Rashes as described at "23 weeks" of pregnancy may occur secondary to a failure to release liver bile, similar to having gallstone obstruction. Another source is a delayed sensitivity to certain detergents (even if used for years prior to onset of rash). Try laundering with Ivory Snow your undergarments,sheets,etc.. See your OB physician for a blood test for bilirubin.
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