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What causes rashes on the body during pregnancy?

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hello. my fiance is 4 months pregnant. everything is going great so far but on the last two days she has developed a red rashbon her belly and lower back and also her arms to a small entent.

she isn't so worried but I am. it isn't very itchy but there are a lot of small red dots all over her.

we have booked to see our doctor tomorrow but I hope you can easy my worry before hand

I have attached a photo of her stomach
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Could it be PUPPP.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for trusting hcm about her health care.
I have gone through your history and pictures and understand your concerns fully.
In my opinion it could be due to PUPPP( pruritic urticarial papules and plaque during pregnancy).
It can be treated with the help of antihistaminic and she can wash with leukwarm water and apply steroid cream or emollient cream to avoid dryness and itching.
She can use coconut oil with camphor also.
Hope found useful, feel free to ask more information.
Good luck.
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Follow-up: What causes rashes on the body during pregnancy? 5 minutes later
so its not serious? should we still visit the doctor.
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
You can go for second opinion.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Yes,it is not very serious issues but you can go to doctor for second opinion.
Hope found useful.
Good luck.
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Follow-up: What causes rashes on the body during pregnancy? 23 minutes later
thank you very much
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are always welcome.

Detailed Answer:
You are always welcome.
If you have no further questions, Kindly give your feedback if it is useful to you.
Good luck for future.
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