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Hi, now am pregenent of 8th month, now am suffering with itching with heavy rashes on my stomach and body.Please advice me the tips for releifing from?

Hi, now am pregenent of 8th month, now am suffering with itching with heavy rashes on my stomach and body.Please advice me the tips for releifing from?

Calamine lotion: First ask or see your OB for the causes of your rash-it may be an allergic response to something you ate or are wearing. Calamine lotion use only if O.K. With your OB md post exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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I am 27 weeks and 4 days pregnant and I have an itchy blotchy rash spreading all over my body. What could this be and is it harmful to my baby?

I am 27 weeks and 4 days pregnant and I have an itchy blotchy rash spreading all over my body. What could this be and is it harmful to my baby?

Maybe PUPPP: Puppp (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) is fairly common, and is considered harmless to the baby, usually starts on the abdomen often in stretch marks. If there are blisters, it could be herpes gestationis (not viral, contagious herpes) which has more serious implications. ...Read more

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I just got a rash all over my body! pregnant. Go to ob or derm?

I just got a rash all over my body! pregnant. Go to ob or derm?

Rash in pregnancy: I would always suggest your OB know what is going on. However, a dermatologist will be more likely able to give you a clear diagnosis. There are many rashes one can get during pregnancy, some have really nothing to do with being pregnant. Some are brought on by pregnancy. I hope this helps you for a start. ...Read more

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14weeks pregnant.No infections/diseases.No rash.Itchy burning skin all over whole body.Gets especially bad at night.What could it be?

14weeks pregnant.No infections/diseases.No rash.Itchy burning skin all over whole body.Gets especially bad at night.What could it be?

Dry skin?: At 14 weeks, there really are no skin related complications related specifically to the pregnancy. This sounds like something else. I would try things like: change laundry detergent, evening shower with moisturizing soap, and a humidifier in your room. Also, talk with your doctor! ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant & over the past 4days I have developed a severe red itchy rash all over my body ther are small itchy red lumps covering my skin?

I am 8 weeks pregnant & over the past 4days I have developed a severe red itchy rash all over my body ther are small itchy red lumps covering my skin?

Call your doctor: A rash during the first trimester of pregnancy needs to be discussed with your doctor. This can be something very complicated. If you don't have a doctor, get one early next week to discuss this. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex, one week later started coughing unexpectedly. No fever no rash. Slight nose bleed. What does that mean? Is that pregnancy?

Unprotected sex, one week later started coughing unexpectedly. No fever no rash. Slight nose bleed. What does that mean? Is that pregnancy?

Not pregnancy: Those are certainly not the typical symptoms of pregnancy although you may still be pregnant - unprotected intercourse leads to pregnancy pretty reliably. ...Read more

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30 weeks pregnant. Miserable itching rash that has spread all over body and face. Has tried benadryl, (diphenhydramine) atarax and multiple creams unsuccessfully?

30 weeks pregnant. Miserable itching rash that has spread all over body and face. Has tried benadryl, (diphenhydramine) atarax and multiple creams unsuccessfully?

PUPPP: You may have puppp - pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, a benign but itchy problem that resolves at delivery. But there are many causes of itchy rashes. If miserable see your primary care provider, midwife, OB or dermatologist. A picture is worth a 1000 words. They may know it & what is best to do when they see it. ...Read more

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What cause ared rash around your face when you are pregnant?

What cause ared rash around your face when you are pregnant?

Acne: Acne or seborrhea on the ace can flare in pregnancy. Acne can be treated with otc acne products or topical antibiotics. Seborrhea a scaly rash can be treated with Hydrocortisone cream. Topicla Nizoral (ketoconazole) creams works well also. ...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 there such thing rash appears on pregnant women that itches an nothing will help?

Is there such thing rash appears on pregnant women that itches an nothing will help?

Pregnancy rashes: Some pregnancy conditions can be very itchy. Puppp comes at end of 3rd trimester, usually starts in stretchmarks and can have "hives" like rash and small blisters. Pemphigoid gestationis also has "hive" like rash and may have blisters, usually starts in 2nd trimester, may have consequences for baby so must be treated. Cholestasis may not have any rash just itching. See your dermatologist asap. ...Read more

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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 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'm pregnant and what causes rash in my belly?

I'm pregnant and what causes rash in my belly?

?: There are specific rash linked to pregnancy and one of which can be quite ugly looking yet quite responsive to a short-course of cortisone. ...Read more

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Have rash on stomach right side and am pregnant what's this ?

Have rash on stomach right side and am pregnant what's this ?

Upload image : Just a thought. You could send it as a direct message through the messaging system which allows you to upload a file. You can upload image of the rash which would allow dermatologist to give their opinion. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have rash. Ob ordered a bile test. Whats this?

I'm pregnant and have rash. Ob ordered a bile test. Whats this?

Cholestasis?: Your doctor is probably concerned about the possibility of cholestasis of pregnancy which is a condition that typically develops during the last several weeks of pregnancy. It typically causes severe itching all over the body without a rash. Serum bile acid levels are elvated which is the reason why your doctor is checking this. This condition is associated with adverse pregnancy outcome. ...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

Dr. John Chiu
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