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Dr. Emily Altman
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Pregnancy Rash (Overview)

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.


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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

Dr. Emily Altman
17 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy Rash (Overview)

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.


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Really bad itching in my calves, I scratch but it doesn't go away! Could this be a sign of pregnancy? Also no rashes or spots on my legs anywhere HELP

Really bad itching in my calves, I scratch but it doesn't go away! Could this be a sign of pregnancy? Also no rashes or spots on my legs anywhere HELP

Not likely: Your history mentions 2 previous births. Circumstances supporting pregnancy, include having sexual intercourse without using birth control, a late or missed period, morning sickness. Itching alone does not have a high association with pregnancy. You can always consult with your OB/GYN if suspecting a pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Campbell Dr. Campbell
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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
Once
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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

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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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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
once
Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
once
Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
once
Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
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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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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
daily
Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
daily
Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
daily
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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

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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How can you tell itchy rash of scabies from a pregnancy related rash?

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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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
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Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
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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?

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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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

Dr. John Landi
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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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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