I'm currently 24 weeks pregnant and need some advice please. Sorry it's a long one...
Well, 1.5 weeks ago I noticed a rash on my tummy which immediately came up after waxing. I just thought this was the normal waxing dots/rash and it would subside overnight. I then had a shower (hot/stupid me) and then applied bio-oil/coco butter which was really stupid again as I now know you shouldn't use this when the skin is broken/rashy. Anyway, a couple of days later this rash was SO itchy and inflammed I thought I had a severe reaction to the oil/butter and stopped using it. I showed my OB at my appointment and she told me it's PUPPS (dreaded pregnancy rash) or an allergy from the waxing.....and to "wait and see if it spreads" She prescribed my Diprosone Cream 0.05% and after using it 3x a day my tummy rash has gone down quite ALOT and the itch there is gone. BUT it's started to spread up my boobs now! Not as bad but red rashy still (not too itchy). So, yes, it seems to be PUPPS.
My questions are:
1. Who has had this and what's your advice!
2. I'm only 24 weeks, hoping it doesn't stay until 40 weeks but that's usually the case. Anyone out there just have a mild case and it went after a few weeks?
3. I feel awful and worried about using a prescription cream but was told it was safe during pregnancy. I still feel bad....anyone use one for a long time???? I've only used it for about a week and don't want to continue if I can help it. Just thinking about applying on the REALLY itchy parts...
Overall, I'm so annoyed that I have this. I was doing so well! I'm told it happens to people that have stretchmarks, put on a lot of weight, and are in their last trimester....I don't fall into any of those categories! I've only gained 5 kgs! no stretchies yet and only 24 weeks!!!!!
ps. OB also had bloods taken to confirm it's not the liver condition Cholestitis.