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Old 05-03-2006, 11:53 AM   #1
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okay there's tons of mama's on here so hopefully someone can help me out here. two nights ago (at midnight, so no food had been consumed, or hiking done lol, i had been in bed a while so it's not something from the sheets, and no cleaning so it's not chemicals. just trying to let you know i've gone over all the usual suspects ) anyhow, i had a small itch up by my right armpit and the next thing i knew within 2 mins or less both of my arms were completely covered in a spotted slightly raised red rash from my pit to my wrist. it itches but not too bad, enough that i don't feel an intense need to scratch and i don't need any anti itch stuff either. anyhow, at the same time this occured anytime i have my hands facing downward they fill with blood to the point that my veins look as if someone put a rubberband around my forearm. i called my dr's office and they're telling me it's pupps but i looked that up online and it doesn't match up even a little bit!!! also when i get this rash i feel like i'm having a hotflash the whole time but don't have any fever. and the rash ALMOST disappears for a few hours here and there and then just comes back with a vengence. any ideas mamas? my next apt is on the 16th and unless this gets worse i'm just going to wait until then but either way i want to go in with something to tell him or a suggestion so they don't try to blow it off as the easiest diagnosis again. thanks mamas!!!
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Old 05-03-2006, 04:21 PM   #2
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Re: weird rash + other odd symptoms!

Honestly, if it were me, I'd be heading to emerg or my Dr's...I'm paranoid though! Hope it clears up for you.
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:37 PM   #3
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I had PUPP, and what you describe sounds EXACTLY like what I had. I remember specifically having it on my wrists and how bothersome that was. It is usually something that appears in the last trimester. How far along are you? It probably doesn't itch much yet because you haven't scratched it much, but if you do scratch, it will get much worse (trust me on this). Mine showed up at about 35 weeks and lasted until 37 weeks. Oatmeal baths will help soothe the skin. I would try to go in and have the rash looked at--you could just drop by the office and have them verify that it is indeed PUPP. I'm not sure there is much that can be done for it, though. It is harmless, just really annoying. There is a liver condition that affects women in pregnancy that causes a rash and itching, but it tends to cause extreme itching all over, not just where the rash is, as well as other symptoms. Either way you should check back with the doc in a few days if it doesn't clear up.
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:47 PM   #4
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sounds exactly like PUPPPS to me also! Sorry, it sucks...i actually had the much more serious "itching problem", obstetric cholestasis. trust me, if it's a flip between the two....Be glad you have the PUPPPS.
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Old 05-04-2006, 05:36 AM   #5
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sounds exactly like PUPPPS to me also! Sorry, it sucks...i actually had the much more serious "itching problem", obstetric cholestasis. trust me, if it's a flip between the two....Be glad you have the PUPPPS.
Yeah, that's the one I'm thinking of! I'm glad you were O.K. I have to say, it does concern me a little that the doc would diagnose PUPP over the phone. I showed mine to the OB when it first started to come out and she said she couldn't tell yet if it was PUPP. A week later she saw it (when it was much worse) and said it was definitely PUPP.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:43 AM   #6
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okay thanks ladies! i kinda freak out too. i haven't had a breakout since last night so today i'm okay. everything i was reading on line was saying that pupps was on the tummy and thighs around stretch marks so i was wondering how it could possibly be pupps. so thanks so much! oh and just to let you know it was the nurse that decided it was pupps not my dr specifically!
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