Babies: 0 - 3 Months

Postpartum PUPPP

(PUPPP- Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) 

Is anyone else dealing with this? DD was born almost 4 weeks ago and I still have this awful rash. Its all over my abdomen and back and all down my legs. I saw the Dr for it and she gave me a prescription for hydrocortisone cream and told me to use Sarna. I've been using Gold Bond anti-itch lotion which has the same active ingredient as the Sarna plus menthol. It works wonders but the itching is driving me crazy! I woke up almost every hour last night super itchy. The rash isn't as visible anymore but the itching hasn't gotten any better and I think its spread to my upper arms a little bit too.

Does anyone have any other remedies? How long did it last for you?

Thanks! 

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Re: Postpartum PUPPP

  • Omg I feel your pain... I had puppp before delivery.. So bad they induced me for it and because baby was transverse. But only relief I got was grandpas pine tar soap. It's available at gnc... Smells funky but it gave me a few hours of relief. I took 3 to 4 showers a day with it. Lotion I found made me more itchy since it moistens your skin

    Good luck I am so sorry your dealing with this!! But I swear the soap works!!

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  • I thought it was PUPPPs but was told it could also be an allergic reaction to damn near anything even things I hadn't reacted to before because of the hormone imbalance and the mess BFing makes of your estrogen levels specifically. What I have sounds exactly like you though all over my stomach and legs. DON"T SCRATCH. It's so hard but its helping it heal faster. Also I'm using a hypoallergenic lotion 3 times a day, hydrocortisone cream, and I stop using soap on my stomach and legs just warm water. It's finally healing but SLOWLY. I'll be a month PP on Wednesday so almost 3 weeks with this crap.
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  • Try aquaphor and hydrocortisone cream mixed half and half. I had a doc tell me that for eczema for ds then when I thought I was getting pupp she said it would work on it also.
  • Try Grandpa's Pine Tar Soap.  I have PUPPP when I was pregnant and it completely cleared it up in a week.  You can order it from Amazon.  It smells horrible but it totally worth it.
  • All of the above and take Benadryl in case it is an allergic reaction, or simply for the antihistamine. GL!
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