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

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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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