Skin Rashes While Pregnant

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Several skin rashes that happen during pregnancy are potentially harmful and not normal to the fetus.

Impetigo Herpetiformis

Impetigo herpetiformis is an unusual nonitchy rash that begins as a little region of pustules, or small pus-filled lumps, in the groin and inner thigh areas. The pustules may spread to other regions of the body, with the exclusion of feet, the hands and face. A pregnant woman with impetigo herpetiformis may experience vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, fever, chills and enlarged lymph glands. Complications like high levels of parathyroid hormone, and bacterial infection, blood poisoning may happen. This illness may be either a pregnancy- a sort of pustular psoriasis or caused skin disease made worse by pregnancy in women with a history of psoriasis. Experts haven't decided whether impetigo herpetiformis causes injury to the fetus, but some consider risk of placental insufficiency and stillbirth raises. Pregnant women with this disorder should consequently be treated harshly and tracked carefully. Impetigo herpetiformis is treated with high-strength corticosteroid cream, followed by the exact same creme in a lower strength once the rash is in check.

Prurigo of Pregnancy



Prurigo occurs in 1 in 300 pregnancies. The rash is defined by miniature itchy lumps which will resemble insect bites. They are not unlikely to happen anywhere on the skin. The cause of the condition does not appear to cause any maternal or fetal harm, although it is not known. No treatment is necessary other than aloe vera gel and oatmeal baths. But if itching is overly intense, light antihistamines or corticosteroid cream may be used.

Pemphigoid Gestationis

Pemphigoid gestationis, sometimes known as herpes gestationis, is a symptom of an autoimmune disorder that affects 1 in 50,000 pregnancies. Symptoms include red, itchy blisters or on legs and the arms. Pemphigoid gestationis typically occurs during the second or third trimester of pregnancy but may linger as long as 6 weeks. As with other autoimmune disorders, the body's own antibodies cause this illness attacking itself. Of infants born to moms 5 percent are born with some kind of rash. The ailment is treated with oral antihistamines or with topical or oral corticosteroids.



Pruritic Folliculitis

Rash may occur in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. The rash consists arms, back and chest of reddish papules and pustules. There does not appear to be any risk to the fetus. Treatment includes UVB light therapy and benzoyl peroxide or corticosteroid cream.

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