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Do You Break Out In Rash When Pregnant
May be normal: As our bellies and breasts stretch, sometimes the skin becomes red and itchy. Dry skin will make it worse as it becomes much more sensitive. Estrogen can also cause skin irritation and itching. Try moisturizing and avoid binding clothing or snaps that contain zinc, as you may be sensitive to these things. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Creams: Although the rashes may be bothersome, they are not harmful to you or to your baby. A mild corticosteroid can be applied on the skin. You can take an antihistamine to help with the itching. Oral corticosteroids can be used in severe cases, but is generally not recommended. The rash will generally go away within one week of delivery. ...Read more
Pregnancy rashes: Some pregnancy conditions can be very itchy. Puppp comes at end of 3rd trimester, usually starts in stretchmarks and can have "hives" like rash and small blisters. Pemphigoid gestationis also has "hive" like rash and may have blisters, usually starts in 2nd trimester, may have consequences for baby so must be treated. Cholestasis may not have any rash just itching. See your dermatologist asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 16wks pregnant and I have a rash around my anus it doesn't itch at all. Just feels raw. What could it be? Should i be worried?
Skin changes: pregnancy rash is merely a description, not a diagnosis. however, there are some rashes that only happen during pregnancy such as Puppp (Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) which can happen during the mid trimester and be very itchy. it can be treated with topical steroid creams. ...Read more
Possibly: During pregnancy many skin changes occur. In the 3rd trimester some women experience a rash called puppp (an anocryonym) that can be widespread but is not serious. Best to go to dermatologist as other conditions which do require attention can also occur during pregnancy and a dermatologist will be able to better determine what's causing rash and how to treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 14wks pregnant & hv used betadine sol'n 4 more than a week 2x a day on a rash. Is that ok for my baby?
I'm pregnant and I have had a headache for 3no. Now won't go away. Also I have a rash on my chest that gets worsts after a shower.
See derm: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Cholestasis?: Your doctor is probably concerned about the possibility of cholestasis of pregnancy which is a condition that typically develops during the last several weeks of pregnancy. It typically causes severe itching all over the body without a rash. Serum bile acid levels are elvated which is the reason why your doctor is checking this. This condition is associated with adverse pregnancy outcome. ...Read more
Puppps: The treatment of puppp is symptomatic. High strength steroid creams or ointments, such as clobetasol (temovate) or Betamethasone (diplrolene), used up to 2 to 3 times a day usually relieve the itching and prevent the spread of the rash. Once the rash is under control, changing to a lower strength steroid used less frequently is advisable. ...Read more
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