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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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Dr. William Singer
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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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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 am 36.2 weeks pregnant with boy/girl twins, and have puppp all over my body, what can I use or do to control it. ?

I am 36.2 weeks pregnant with boy/girl twins, and have puppp all over my body, what can I use or do to control it. ?

Varies: One of the most effective treatments is systemic steroids. The definitive treatment is delivery and sometimes that is warranted due to the severe symptoms that can arise with puppp. ...Read more

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I must say, I am currently 39 weeks pregnant and am completely miserable from puppps! how did I get it?

I must say, I am currently 39 weeks pregnant and am completely miserable from puppps! how did I get it?

Fetomaternal cell tr: Fetomatenal cell traffic through the placenta likely is responsible for puppps. That means that your rash is likely an immune reaction to your baby's cells crossing your placenta and lodging in your skin. It should all improve rapidly postpartum. If you are indeed 39 weeks, ask your obstetrician to deliver you! ...Read more

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A rash started on/in the stretch marks at the top of my thighs. Google says puppps but pretty sure i'm not pregnant.

A rash started on/in the stretch marks at the top of my thighs. Google says puppps but pretty sure i'm not pregnant.

Not certain...: I am not really certain about the rash or it's cause, but i can tell you with almost certainty that google is almost always wrong. Give more details about rash, your overall health, results of preg test, other medications, exposres, why you have stretch marks, etc before anyone can venture a reasonable guess. Google should be searched for facts about a known item or things not diagnosis. ...Read more

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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

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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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How early in pregnancy can you experience pupps? Can you experience it before knowing you're even pregnant?

How early in pregnancy can you experience pupps? Can you experience it before knowing you're even pregnant?

Not likely: It's typically seen in the last few months of pregnancy, and is defined as a pregnancy rash. So if you really have it, you must be pregnant. ...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