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What can cause Severe itching with no rash on arms and legs? I had PUPPPS when i was pregnant 6months ago, but this time there's no visible rash.

What can cause Severe itching with no rash on arms and legs? I had PUPPPS when i was pregnant 6months ago, but this time there's no visible rash.

Itching: Itching could be caused by dry skin, you may see any rash with that. Some blood cell abnormalities and kidney, liver dysfunction can also itching. Use humidifier and skin lotion frequently, if not better have examined and blood work done. ...Read more

Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
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Macrosomia (Definition)

Macrosomia, also known as big baby syndrome, a condition where the fetus grows more than normal while in the uterus and so is larger ...Read more


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How can I ease itchiness due to puppps?

How can I ease itchiness due to puppps?

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

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I'm pregnant and was just diagnosed with puppps. What could happen now?

I'm pregnant and was just diagnosed with puppps. What could happen now?

Varies: Some people tolerate puppp with no treatment. When needed, the most effective treatment seems to be systemic steroids. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the tests for puppps?

Puppp's diagnosis: Diagnosis of puppp the diagnosis of puppp is clinical, meaning it is based solely on the appearance of the rash. There are no laboratory tests that detect puppp. Skin biopsies are not generally performed unless there is a question about the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is puppps?

What is puppps?

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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Large Baby (Definition)

A large baby or large for gestational age baby is a baby whose weight is greater than 95% of babies born at ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Pregnancy Rash (Definition)

PUPPPS, or pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, is a condition where the expectant mother develops ...Read more