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    Default Itchy rash on feet and lower legs

    Hoping someone might be able to share some experience about rashes during pregnancy. I have an OB appointment tomorrow and will be asking about it then, but I'd be interested to hear if others have experienced similar and if it turned out to be completely harmless?

    I have a red rash across the tops of my feet and up the lower half of my shin. On my feet it looks like lots of small mosquito bites and on my legs it is red and patchy, both are VERY itchy, especially in the evening and early morning.

    It's definitely not just dry skin and I've never had any eczema or skin conditions before. I'm 14.5 weeks and it's appeared over the last 3 or so weeks and worsening (especially the damn itch!).

    Anyone have similar or other itchy rashes during pregnancy??

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    Could be PUPP? Its a benign skin condition that usually happens in the third trimester - google it

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    I have this now at 27 weeks and its driving me nuts!!

    💜 DD1 aka Peanut 💜 Due 28.10.14

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    If your itchiness is just from your skin stretching or being dry, these simple measures may be enough to give you some relief try for the below tips

    Slather on unscented moisturizer after you've showered or bathed.
    Try putting cool, wet compresses on itchy areas.
    Avoid going out in the heat of the day, since heat can intensify the itching.
    Wear loose, smooth cotton clothing.

    And the other Important thing is that need to have lot of water a day.
    Major difference in itching, hives and pupps. the more water, the less side effects. Seriously you cannot drink enough Water.

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    I never had a rash but I did get seriously itchy tops of my feet and lower legs. I ripped holes in my legs scratching in bed at night time.
    warm shower - but not too hot
    Unscented moisturiser
    drink plenty of water
    get up and walk around a little
    for me it was a bit of restless leg which i had before pregnancy but it was made worse during pregnancy.
    Definitely speak to your Ob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firsttimemum34 View Post
    for me it was a bit of restless leg which i had before pregnancy but it was made worse during pregnancy.
    Definitely speak to your Ob.
    Funny you should say that, because I have shocking restless leg (any time not just during pregnancy) and even wear holes in my sheets at my feet!

    My OB said it wasn't anything to be concerned with and prescribed a topical steroid to use for a few days. It took away the itch and some of the rash, it's since come back but I'm waiting to get OBs opinion again next appt (less than a week) to see if I should repeat the cream and use it on an 'as required' basis or not.

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    Itching can also be a symptom of cholestasis - a liver condition brought on by pregnancy?

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    Cholestasis doesn't usually give you a rash but if you think you might have it, make sure you get checked. Any risks to baby can be mitigated if you're properly monitored:-)

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    Gosh I hope it's not Puppps. I've just recovered from a post partum bout of it. It was horrific. If it is I have a few natural treatments I used OP. I'd be happy to pass the details on to you.


 

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