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Old 04-28-2003, 10:26 AM   #1
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Unhappy Rash...

I was wondering.. has anyone ever had a rash prior to finding out they were pregnant or know of anyone who did? I have a rash on my legs that go's all the way around. I have read in some books this is possible.. but wondering if anyone has ever had this happen. I am due for my AF this weekend. (I hope she stays away)
Anything you can let me know I would be greatful!

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Old 04-29-2003, 01:56 AM   #2
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Tiff, found this for you:

PUPPP - (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy)

This condition is the most common dermatosis (skin condition) of pregnancy. The cause was unknown until recently when Dr Selim Aracting and colleagues from France reported studies linking PUPPP with cells from the developing baby (foetus). Their studies suggest that foetal cells can invade the mother's skin during pregnancy, and in some way cause this skin disorder to develop.

Symptoms and signs


What: red raised spots or bumps that itch strongly.


Where: the rash usually starts on the abdomen and spreads to the thighs. Occasionally, the rash spreads to arms and buttocks. The face is never involved.


When: the rash usually appears after 34 weeks of pregnancy and disappears after childbirth, but can recur with subsequent pregnancy.


Complications

This condition causes no harm to mother or baby.


Treatment


Corticosteroids applied to the skin (topical) are known to give prompt relief.


Sometimes oral corticosteroids (eg prednisolone) are needed.
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Old 04-29-2003, 07:45 AM   #3
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Wow.. Thanks Nela, It does itch. It has seemed to go down now. But I still have it around. I went to the doctor today for a blood test. Since my AF is not due till Friday or Saturday or Sunday I really needed to know, if I am going to take harsh meds for my alergies. Also the rash scared me. The Doctor has no explan.. of why I have the rash. I think maybe I will ask you, you have seem to find out more about it than him. I will give him your number for a consult. LOL

Thanks sweetie, that puts my mind at ease like you would not emagine.

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