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 can I do to prevent PUPPP?
Sorry, but you can’t. Keeping the area moisturized can help keep symptoms at bay, though.
What do other pregnant moms do when they have PUPPP?
“I was diagnosed with PUPPP at 33 weeks...I was prescribed a steroid cream and a drug stronger than Benadryl to help. This is unbearable!”
“I’ve been slathering myself with Cortaid -- okayed by my doc -- but am trying to put on a brave face and not use it too much.”
“I was one of the freak cases who got PUPPP postdelivery! It eventually went away on its own...and I lived in oatmeal and steroid cream...sexy, I know.”
Are there any other resources for PUPPP?
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Pregnancy Association
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Itchy Skin During Pregnancy
Skin Changes During Pregnancy
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