Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy -- now that's a mouthful! We've got the scoop on how to know whether or not you've got PUPPP and how to soothe the itch.
What is PUPPP?
Also known as PUPP or PUPPs, it’s a pregnancy skin condition where you get small, red, itchy bumps on your skin.
What are the signs of PUPPP?
Itchy skin and a rash that’s raised -- it usually starts in the abdomen and spreads from there.
Are there any tests for PUPPP?
Your doc will probably examine you and might test for other skin problems to rule them out.
How common is PUPPP?
According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, about 1 in every 200 pregnant women get it.
How did I get PUPPP?
Sorry, but it’s another annoying side effect of pregnancy.
How will my PUPPP affect my baby?
What’s the best way to treat PUPPP?
Fight the itch with oatmeal baths or anti-itch creams. Your doc may prescribe an oral medication that’s pregnancy-safe.