What Is PUPPS?

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

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Megan said:   April 10, 2012 4:57 pm PST
I developed PUPPS with my first at 36 weeks. The only thing that worked with her was socks on my hands to keep from scratching all night and waking up bloody and cold running water ie rivers. I got pregnant with my second three months after the first was born and the symptoms came much faster and more extreme. Since it is still too cold to go jump in a lake where I live, I am waiting it out with my socks and allergy pills. I was also told that there was a combination of Essential Oils that would sooth it but I have yet to track down the combination. PS Sunscreen made my skin burn like fire. I just have to stay out of the sun. Best of luck.

Desiree said:   April 10, 2012 5:56 am PST
So I'm not 100% certain that I am pregnant yet, it is a very strong possibility, I will know for sure in just a few short days. However, I have broke in in this rash for the past week and a half now, that is on my breast, chest, back, neck, and my strechmarks on my belly from my previous pregnancies. It has all the signs of being PUPPS. I am curious, that if I do turn out to be pregnant, can it really appear this early? And why did not I not have it with my first 2 children? I am holding off on going to the doctor until I take my pregnancy test in a few days. I hope I am pregnant, my Fiance' and I have been trying for a year now.

Carolyn said:   April 9, 2012 7:14 pm PST
A few Weeks after having my baby my stretch marks on my belly started itching really bad. I figured it was just them healing or something but a couple Weeks later my legs started itching. After scratching they.bb broke out in red bumps and the itching just kept getting worse. I finally went to adoctor who told me it was eczema and put me on clariton and zantac. After 6 days of terrible itching and a rash that has spread from my belly, both legs, sides, butt, arms and shoulders I made an appointment with a dermatologist. She told me it is pupps. She prescribed an oral med and topical which I can't wait to try. Hopefully it will all be gone in 5 days like she said. I tried every kind of anti itch cream and at home remedy I could find with no relief. I hope this prescription works!

Maninder said:   April 7, 2012 8:43 am PST
I am 35 wks preg and I got little red bumps on my lower abdomen a few days back. They were super itchy and seemed to spread each day. I now have them all over my legs, arms and back as well. My Gynaec says it looks like PUPPS. After looking at the pics on this site, I am sure it is PUPPS. Nothing seems to help the itching except a cold shower and applying calamine lotion. I have been prescribed an anti-allergic oral medicine and a Clobetasol Propionate topical cream but that doesn't seem to work anyway. Scratching like crazy is the only thing that works. I hope these rashes will go away after the baby is born. I can't imagine myself itching like this forever!

burhan said:   April 6, 2012 6:35 pm PST
my wife is in her 39 week. only cold water & a/c helps her. but reading all of ur experience she takes a sigh of relief that she is not the only one who's suffering. wish u all a happy motherhood.

Jeana Moreno said:   April 5, 2012 12:01 am PST
I developed PUPPS on my breasts at 28 weeks. It spread to my ankles and tops of feet next. Then my calves and lower back. Then upper back and arms. To my wrists and my scalp. The only place I don't have it now is my face. My OB insisted it wasn't pregnancy related and to see a Dermatologist. The itching is so severe I took the first appointment I could get. He said it looks like PUPPS or Eczema. What are the chances I suddenly develop eczema all over my body in my third trimester. I got a prescription for triametholone and use that twice a day. It has helped but I still itch everywhere and have little scabs because I can't stop myself from scratching. I wake up scratching. Although it doesn't look that bad...it is horrible. I am having a boy. I've tried oatmeal baths but no luck. I use aquaphor all over my body. I've been looking for grandpas tar soap but can't find it anywhere. Only 6 weeks to go. Gotta keep my nails cut short. I hope there is no scarring. It is so nice to know there are others going through this. Nobody I know has had this.

Kerry said:   April 4, 2012 8:29 am PST
I am 14 wks pregnant. I started getting the PUPPS rash at 12wks! I have seen a GP, Dermatologist and my OBGYN. They have done biopsies and blood tests to rule anything else out so they are sure it is PUPPS. This is my third pregnancy. Last pregnancy I got it the last few weeks and it was so severe they induced me early (37wks). I have tried so many things including the pine tar stuff and calamine lotion etc etc. I am on steroid cream and antihistamine (a very safe low dose). The cream stings and the antihistamine helps me sleep. The only thing that gives me relief is cold air, water etc etc. I am dreading spending the next 5 1/2 months in agony. I am determined that I will not go insane and try to keep my mind on the wonderful blessing at the end of it all.

Erica said:   April 3, 2012 4:17 pm PST
I was diagnosed with pupps when I was 35 weeks pregnant. It was such a severe case that I had to be induced at 38 weeks. I tried EVERYTHING from dandelion root to pine tar soap...nothing help. I was prescribed topical ointment and a oral steriod, but the only relief I found was Sarna! Mine also began on my abdomen and then spread to my legs, arms and butt. My husband and I didnt know what we were having, but while doing research about pupps, I read that 70% of the women who get it, have boys....well..I had a healthy 6 pound nine ounce little girl!!

Amanda said:   April 2, 2012 2:07 pm PST
I had my baby. A year ago the rash didn't go ago until 3 months post delivery. I am now getting rash again a lot of people have posted about grandpas pine tar soap. Does anyone know where that can be bought? I found it online but don't want to pay shipping any chain stores carry it?

Kassie said:   March 31, 2012 9:56 am PST
I am now 30 weeks into my first pregnancy, and have had PUPPS since about 25 weeks. Mine started on my shoulders and upper back and spread to the lower back and down my arms. I still have not got it on my stomach. I normally use childrens benadryl and gold bond powder along with keeping soft clothing on and a fan around. This is one of those things that make me look forward to not being pregnant anymore! This is probably the worst rash I have ever had and with 10 weeks left I have a feeling it's only gonna get worse.

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