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What causes itchy rashes on the hands and legs during pregnancy?

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Fri, 8 Mar 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I am pregnant women and I am getting spots as shown in below image. Can you suggest how to get rid of this?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Need more information and preferably more images.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I can see skin colored raised bumps in this image.

I would like to know do you have any associated symptoms like itching? pain?

What all areas/sites are affected?

Can you upload a few more good quality images of the affected areas? so that I am able to guide you better.

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Dr. Kakkar S., Dermatologist
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 25 minutes later
Hello Kakkar, It effected at hands and legs. Currently these are not there. Sometimes they are getting and spreading. And it feels itchy. No pain. I don't have any other image right now.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Oral antihistamine.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Perhaps those are Hives. Hives are evanescent i.e last a few hours and are usually itchy. I suggest you take an oral antihistamine e.g either Tab. Chlorpheniramine or Dexchlorpheniramine (Tab. Polaramine}. They are safe in pregnancy.

You may apply a soothing lotion e.g Calamine lotion topically.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards,
Dr. Kakkar S., Dermatologist
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