Rash after having baby

Stephanie - posted on 08/21/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Has anyone else experienced an itchy rash/bumps after baby arrived? I have red bumps on my arms and legs? My baby is 6 weeks old and I also experienced with baby #1. It took forever to go away...any advice?

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Sarah - posted on 08/27/2015

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PUPP is a common and very annoying skin irritation. It usually starts during the pregnancy but can continue into the postpartum phase. Avoiding dairy generally helps most women. Also, you can take an over the counter anti-histamine and apply a mild antihistamine cream (check with your doctor and baby's doctor if you are nursing) Severe cases can be treated with oral steroids.

Stephanie - posted on 08/21/2015

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My second baby is a boy. This time does seem a bit worse than with my daughter.

Heather - posted on 08/21/2015

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After my twin boys were born, I had a terrible rash... it was diagnosed as PUPPS. I went to the dermatologist and they gave me some cream, but to be honest, it did take awhile for it to go away, but the cream at least help with the itchiness. Any chance your kids are boys? Tends to be more common in moms who have boys, something to do with the hormones.

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