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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

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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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What are the tests for puppps?

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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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 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