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Victoria answer on 09 May '11 at 23:15
I'm sorry you have this. I gave birth to my son in Sept 2009 and I had PUPPs (prurigo of pregnancy) from July to August of last year.
Please note that also, cholestasis can mimic certain symptoms of PUPPs.This normally only makes your palms of your hands, and the soles of your feet really itchy, and oftentimes it's the only symptom.This is a serious disease affecting your liver, and is dangerous for both you and your baby.If you have PUPPs symptoms, your dr. should also do a liver function test, as well as a bile-salt test.
Over the Counter Remedies:
Hydrocoritizone cream-From my own experience, this didn't really help much past the first 1-2 days of having PUPPs.Put in the freezer and go stand in front of a fan after putting it on.
Price:This is about $4.00 at CVS or Wal-Mart
Benadryl-Again, this is also a subjective remedy.It does make you drowsy,so pay attention to when you take this.I think the Benadryl/calamine lotion combo works better than the Benadryl pill.If anything,the pill will help you sleep.
Sarna Anti-Itch Lotion-The active ingredients in this are camphor and menthol, which give you a cool tingly feeling to alleviate some itchiness.It has to be reapplied often, and if you've scratched yourself raw, do not put it on! Trust me, I gave myself contact dermatitis this way.Take a cold shower, then put it on
Corticosteroids: I was given prednisone, 5mg a day for 10 days.Does help alot (I barely have any hives left) but i'm still itchy, but not nearly as bad.
Price:Your insurance should cover it, but I paid $4.00 at Wal-Mart because I didn't have my card on me.walgreen's and cvs charge $15.00.
Cold showers- several times a day. take one as cold as you can stand it. hot water dries out and irritates your skin further
Oatmeal baths- Aveeno makes this godsend of a product, but there's generic brands too.dump it in lukewarm water, and within 5-10 minutes your itchiness subsides.until, 40 minutes after you get out of the tub and dry off,anyway.
Price- approx. $1.25/per bath solution packet
dress loosely-the more roomy clothes you're wearing, my dr says that your skin "breathes" better. Personally,yoga pants and a tank helped me.Jeans=hell.
Dandelion Root- this is a pill recommended to me by a friend's midwife. taken 2x/day, it supposedly helps. a tea made from this plant works too.
Vitamin K- Studies have shown women with PUPPs or cholestasis BOTH have lower levels of this vitamin.Ask your dr. if your prenatal vitamin needs some help.
Vitamin E- break open the capsules and apply
Getpregnantguy answer on 10 May '11 at 09:38
First of all, congratulations to you... ;-)
I am happy for you as I know it is not easy to get pregnant, not to mention this is your 2nd baby you are expecting.
We, too are also having problem determining the symptoms of pregnancy even though we have 3 kids. We read many books, resources, going to doctors and finally gathered our findings to 3 very important symptoms to see whether you are pregnant or not.
Let me share it with you...
#1 Of course, missing your period is one of the symptoms, if your menstrual cycle normally occurs regularly. However there are some women experience bleeding or spotting around the time of expected period. It happens when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall and is referred to as implantation bleeding.
During pregnancy the bleeding is lighter and shorter. Missed period is not a confirmation that you are pregnant as it can also happen because of the condition of emotional and physical.
#2 Are you having nausea / morning sickness? If yes, it can be another common sign of pregnancy. It will show up 2 - 8 week after conception and can be happen anytime (day or night).
In most women, nausea and vomiting begin to subside by the second trimester of pregnancy. In early pregnancy elevation of estrogen occurs it is to slow the emptying of the stomach and may be related to the development of nausea.
#3 Are your breast tender?
It is usually similar to the sensation before menstrual period. Many women feel that their breasts are fuller and tender with their nipples being more sensitive during early pregnancy.
For pregnant women it may begin as early 1 - 2 weeks after conception. The color around your nipple will get darker and feeling of heaviness or fullness in the breasts. It is due to breast are preparing for breastfeeding.
Definitely, it is better to consult with your doctor with the changes of your body. Pregnancy is not the same like your normal life as more things need to be aware.
With that, I hope these information is relevant to see whether you are pregnant or not. It is rather important to go to your doctor in conjunction in understanding these symptoms.
This is just my humble opinion....................
answer on 02 Jun '12 at 01:25
You know if your pregnant if you miss your period, you get nauseous, your breasts get sore, your stomach normally starts to get big about four months into the pregnancy, and you should take a pregnancy test to see if it is positive. Here are some pregnancy signs... Implantation bleeding can be one of the earliest pregnancy symptoms. About 6-12 days after conception, the embryo implants itself into the uterine wall. Some women will experience spotting as well as some cramping. Other Explanations: Actual menstruation, altered menstruation, changes in birth control pill, infection, or abrasion from intercourse. Swollen or tender breasts is a pregnancy symptom which may begin as early as 1-2 weeks after conception. Women may notice changes in their breasts; they may be tender to the touch, sore, or swollen.
answer on 17 Aug '12 at 02:39
how do I know if I'm pregnant? Take a look at the following signs: Sore Breasts-Perhaps putting your bra on was a bit painful this morning or maybe they simply feel heavier than before. Tender, sore breasts are one of the first signs of pregnancy you may notice. The areolas become darker and the veins of the breasts become more prominent. Extreme Tiredness-This could be your body's reaction to increased hormones. Sudden exhaustion is a common side effect of pregnancy. Nausea-Some call it morning sickness, but this queasiness, which is sometimes combined with vomiting, can occur any time of the day. It usually starts around the six week point and goes into the second trimester. Frequent Urination-If you can't make it through the night without several trips to the bathroom, this could be a sign of pregnancy. When you're pregnant, the body makes extra fluids and gets the bladder working overtime. Headaches-Frequent headaches often occur during pregnancy due to the hormonal changes in your body. Backaches-If you are not normally prone to backaches and they suddenly appear with no good reason, you could be pregnant. While many symtoms disappear over the course of the nine months, backaches will last throughout the pregnancy as your body adjusts to the front load. If you experience any of the above symptoms, it doesn't mean that you're pregnant, but if these symptoms are appearing for no good reason and in conjunction with any of the others, it may be time for you to get a home pregnancy test and find out for certain. If you get positive results, you are indeed pregnant and you should call and make an appointment with your doctor for further instructions.