06/08/2009 at 05:12
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20/07/2012 at 13:38
I had PUPPP during my first pregnancy - It started in the third trimester and didn't go until the Doctor put me on oral steroids 3 weeks after William was born. I have been to a skin specialist and he told me it is happens because of either two things - 1. Mother is carrying a baby boy and is allergic to the male hormone. 2. In the third trimester, your eastrogen levels increase rapidly and the PUPPP rash happens because you are having an allergic reaction to the amount of eastrogen in your body. The rash can develop after you have given birth if you are breastfeeding. Whilst you continue to breastfeed, your eastrogen levels remain high.
I stopped breastfeeding after 3 weeks so that I could be put on oral steroids. They cleared PUPPP up in no time! Nothing else worked - no creams, no ointments, nothing.
I hope the rash has left you now. It is such a horrble thing to have. I remember sleepless nights and crying in to my pillow, I was so depressed with it because I couldnt stop itching.
15/01/2013 at 05:42
15/01/2013 at 08:57
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