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A 46-year-old female asked about a 46-year-old female:

30 weeks pregnant. miserable itching rash that has spread all over body and face. has tried benadryl, (diphenhydramine) atarax and multiple creams unsuccessfully?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
PUPPP: You may have puppp - pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, a benign but itchy problem that resolves at delivery. But there are many causes of itchy rashes. If miserable see your primary care provider, midwife, OB or dermatologist. A picture is worth a 1000 words. They may know it & what is best to do when they see it.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
PUPPP: This is probably pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (puppp), a common (but poorly named) condition. Important points: (a) the baby will not be affected, and (b) it is a self-limited problem, just like pregnancy. See a dermatologist to make sure it isn't something else, and for treatment to control the rash & itching. The only real cure, however, is to deliver the baby.

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