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I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?

I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?

Insect bites: I would recommend that you apply ice directly to the bites and leave the ice in place for up to 30 minutes. Bites often are itchy for up to seven days. Prednisone is probably not a good idea. ...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


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33 weeks pregnant, top of belly broke out in a very itchy red welt rash, allergy,or normal pregnancy symptom? I do not think it is PUPPP rash

33 weeks pregnant, top of belly broke out in a very itchy red welt rash, allergy,or normal pregnancy symptom? I do not think it is PUPPP rash

Hard to say: Being pregnant does not protect you from getting a skin rash and in fact makes you more likely to get strange skin rash. It is however not normal. If it is a raised welt which goes away after a few hours, then consider taking an antihistamine. There is no way to tell at this time whether this is from an allergic reaction or not unless you have noted such an association (food , pet etc) ...Read more

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I'm 28w pregnant, for the pass 3 weeks my pubic area is extra itchy. Is it possible to get pupps down there?

I'm 28w pregnant, for the pass 3 weeks my pubic area is extra itchy. Is it possible to get pupps down there?

Other causes: PUPPS tends to start on the abdomen with a red itchy rash and then spread outward. A local itch in the pubic area is not likely to be caused by PUPPS. Schedule a follow up with your Obgyn and have them do an exam to see what might be causing the itching ...Read more

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Pregnancy rash what is it? Started in belly button then random bumps not red unless scrached some small clusters very itchy. Now spotty hands

Pregnancy rash what is it? Started in belly button then random bumps not red unless scrached some small clusters very itchy. Now spotty hands

PUPPP: Pruritic and urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy - now you know why it's called the puppp rash. It's a skin change in pregnancy without an obvious cause, but felt to be related to pregnancy hormones. Topical, or sometime oral, steroids are used to alleviate symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does pruritus associated with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy last?

How long does pruritus associated with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy last?

Until pregnancy ends: Cholestasis of pregnancy is a considition which generally occurs in the 3rd trimester and is characterized by intense pruritis without rash and increase serum levels of free bile acids. The condition lasts until the pregnancy ends. The pruritis sometimes can be controlled with medications, such as ursodiol. ...Read more

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How long do itchy hives last?

How long do itchy hives last?

Unpredictable: Unfortunately this is one of the most difficult if not impossible questions to answer. For hives as a result of a food allergy they should only last a day or 2 as long as the food is not continued. The problem comes in when the underlying source is not clear. Arbitrarily after 6 weeks hives are labeled chronic. The short answer is hives can last minutes to a lifetime. ...Read more

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I think I put to much soap on my anus and now it's itchy and irritated how can I get this away and how long will the irritation last?

I think I put to much soap on my anus and now it's itchy and irritated how can I get this away and how long will the irritation last?

Pruritis ani: OK. Stop using soap on your anus. Soaps and stringent irritate the anal mucosa, causing itching and burning. For now, try A&D ointment on the area - should relieve your discomfort. If you don't think regular toilet paper is adequate, try some of the anal wipes now available, or just use tissue moistened with water. That's it. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more