There are multiple reasons for rashes in pregnancy all the way from simple contact dermatitis to more dangerous conditions that can involve problems with your liver and bile acids. Yes, some specific rashes are connected to being pregnant and can usually be expected to resolve once the pregnancy is completed. If you have eliminated any new products that you might be allergic to, then it is time to discuss this problem with your doctor or midwife. Not only can they provide more effective treatments to relieve your itching, but they can also make sure that nothing serious is going on. Sometimes rashes in pregnancy may be associated with more severe problems, so it is important to be seen by your healthcare provider if your rash is not resolving. Your health care provider may also wish to refer you to a dermatologist for additional help if they are unable to resolve this problem for you.
All the best, and also best wishes for a safe and successful pregnancy,
Dr. Sharon Eskam.
your pregnancy. There are several disorders such as PUPP's or Puretic
Uticaria of Pregnancy or or Cholestasis of Pregnancy among others. You
should get a total bilirubin, AST.ALT, CBC with platteletts uronilinigen,
bile acids, and any other tests your doctor feel is appropriate. Dr.
Another possible condition is PUPPS which results in a hive like rash (cause is unknown). Treatment for this includes topical corticosteroids/antihistamines/pine tar soap. Another potential cause would be eczema.
evaluated by your OBGYN physician. As for other over the counter creams
for hydration of your skin, there are no specifically recommended brands
for general usage.
The best way to determine what it is or could be, is to have your doctor take a look at it. The appropriate tests can be ordered if needed.
Dr Dale R Yingling, DO, FACOG
Maternal Fetal Medicine