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What is the definition or description of: Pregnancy rash?

What is the definition or description of: Pregnancy rash?

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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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I don't know if I'm pregnant or not but I've developed a rash that looks a lot like a pregnancy rash should I take a pregnancy test?

I don't know if I'm pregnant or not but I've developed a rash that looks a lot like a pregnancy rash should I take a pregnancy test?

Wait on cycle: Rashes are so common that I would wait and see what happens with your cycle, as this is much more accurate. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pregnancy rash (puppps)?

What is the treatment for pregnancy rash (puppps)?

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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I have a pimple like rash on both of my arms. I've been told it looks like a pregnancy rash. What could this be?

I have a pimple like rash on both of my arms. I've been told it looks like a pregnancy rash. What could this be?

Several things: I have not heard of a "pregnancy rash" on the arms only. There could be many causes from a contact dermatitis to keratosis pilaris to a photsensitivity. An examination by your dermatologist would clarify. ...Read more

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2 months after wife gave birth, she has a rash on both inner parts of thighs. Postpartum pregnancy rash? What treatment safe while breastfeeding?

2 months after wife gave birth, she has a rash on both inner parts of thighs. Postpartum pregnancy rash? What treatment safe while breastfeeding?

Mixed answer: Rashes are quite diverse in their origin and a diagnosis is best made on physical exam. Most topical preparations are not absorbed in sufficient quantities to get into breast milk, so I would consider them safe. ...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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I developed a rash on my vaginal area during pregnancy, what is it?

I developed a rash on my vaginal area during pregnancy, what is it?

Vulvae: I trust you are referring to a rash on the lips of the vaginal opening. Some women get a strange rash during pregnancy and this is often treated with a few days of prednisone. However there can be other causes as well. ...Read more

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I have polymorphic eruption of pregnancy, how do I make it go away?

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

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Is a rash an early pregnancy symptom?

Is a rash an early pregnancy symptom?

Possible: There are a couple of skin rashes which occur with pregnancy and one of which can look quite ugly. However a rash is not the most common presentation for early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can vaginal rash be sign of early pregnancy?

Can vaginal rash be sign of early pregnancy?

Yes but: There are a couple of skin rash associated with pregnancy although not usually confined to the vaginal vulvae. There are far many more kinds of rash not related to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me why do I have a rash on my chest (is it due to pregnancy)?

Doctors can you tell me why do I have a rash on my chest (is it due to pregnancy)?

Need to be checked: It is very difficult to comment on any rash without looking at it or havind a complete description as to the property of rash like color, size, shape, raised r flat and other charateristis
so I suggest you ave it checked as to what it might be especialy as you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Why might someone have a recurring rash on the top of their hands during pregnancy?

Why might someone have a recurring rash on the top of their hands during pregnancy?

See ob: There are many different rashes during pregnancy. Some of them indicate you have other more dangerous diseases. Please discuss with your obgyn asap ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a dry skin rash during pregnancy? .

Is it normal to get a dry skin rash during pregnancy? .

Hormones & skin: The multitude of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can affect the skin. There are some specific rashes that occur in pregnancy which follow a distinct pattern (PUPPP), while other patients can develop itchy skin. If the skin is simply dry, then a dry skin care program with natural oils can suffice. If there is an underlying rash, it should be evaluated by a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Do I have mask of pregnancy (melasma/chloasma) or rash?

Do I have mask of pregnancy (melasma/chloasma) or rash?

Brown or red?: Usually mask of pregnancy will be brownish, worsened by sun exposure, and often on upper lip, cheeks, mid forehead. Rashes are more commonly reddish and could be anywhere on the face. Itching would be more common with a rash than with mask of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to tell why I have a recurring rash on the top of my hands during pregnancy?

How to tell why I have a recurring rash on the top of my hands during pregnancy?

Recurring Rash: If your rash is recurrent or chronic it's time to visit a dermatologist. Only a careful medical history and an in-person examination with appropriate follow-up is likely to give you an answer. ...Read more

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My areolas itch really bad. No rash, no redness, no drainage of any kind. Could this be a symptom of eairly pregnancy?

My areolas itch really bad. No rash, no redness, no drainage of any kind. Could this be a symptom of eairly pregnancy?

Not really: Itchy nipples are not a reliable symptom of pregnancy. Simply take an over the counter pregnancy test if you think you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Is a rash under breasts an early sign of pregnancy?

Is a rash under breasts an early sign of pregnancy?

No it not. Take HPT: Early pregnancy sxs can include: lack of period, breast swelling ; tenderness with darkened areolas, fatigue, increased urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, increased sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, increased gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more

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Can rash on neck and breast be an symptom of pregnancy?

Doubtful: Although rashes can appear during pregnancy, they are not in themselves a sign of pregnancy ...Read more

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How can you tell itchy rash of scabies from a pregnancy related rash?

Scabies gets worse: Scabies is a mite infestation, so without treatment it will get worse and worse. It is extremely itchy, and often the bumps will bleed from all the scratching. Usually a pregnancy-related rash will not be so severe nor gradually worsen over time. Also, scabies is contagious; pregnancy obviously is not. ...Read more

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I'm 12w pregnant now & my recent rubella result: igg +ve 27 igm equivocal 1.15 I never had any rash / fever during my pregnancy. Is my baby safe?

I'm 12w pregnant now & my recent rubella result: igg +ve 27 igm equivocal 1.15 I never had any rash / fever during my pregnancy. Is my baby safe?

Probably: Early in pregnancy babies will generally miscarry or be fine. Not all babies will have congenital rubella and the fact you didn't get sick and have good igg if a good sign; the igm is likely a "red herring", it isn't part of the usual screening anyway, just the igg; good luck, it should be fine. ...Read more

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Is severely itchy skin, especially hands and feet during the night with no rash a normal sign in late pregnancy?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Pregnancy Rash (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more