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Common Skin Rashes in Pregnancy

Common Skin Rashes in Pregnancy - How to prevent?

Common Skin Rashes in Pregnancy - Causes and Risk Factors

Common Skin Rashes in Pregnancy - Treatments

POLYMORPHIC ERUPTION OF PREGNANCY (PEP) / PRURITIC URTICARIAL PAPULES AND PLAQUES OF PREGNANCY (PUPPP)

Treatment is usually symptomatic relief with topical emollients, topical corticosteroids and oral anti-histamines. A short course of oral steroids may be required in severe cases.

The condition will spontaneously resolve after delivery. Sometimes, there may be a flare a few days after delivery before spontaneously resolving.

ATOPIC ERUPTION (ECZEMA) OF PREGNANCY:

Treatment involves daily skin care with a gentle soap or soap substitute, and frequent application of topical emollients.

Topical corticosteroids are to be applied on affected skin, and are safe in pregnancy.

If there are signs of infection, topical or oral antibiotics may be prescribed.

Oral antihistamines are useful to reduce itch and help with sleep.

INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS OF PREGNANCY (ICP):

Treatment involves daily skin care with a gentle soap or soap substitute and application of topical emollients.

Anti-itch creams containing menthol (e.g. Suu Balm), is safe for use in pregnancy and can provide relief from itching.

Oral ursodeoxycholic acid can help to reduce bile acids and ease itching.

If you are diagnosed with ICP, your obstetrician will discuss your health and your options with you.

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