What relieved the itchiness of prurigo of pregnancy? How soon after birth did it go away?

If you've had prurigo of pregnancy, what relieved the itchiness? And how soon after giving birth did it go away? Thanks!

Nettle asked on 09 May '11 at 23:13

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Victoria answer on 09 May '11 at 23:15

I'm sorry you have this. I gave birth to my son in Sept 2009 and I had PUPPs (prurigo of pregnancy) from July to August of last year. Please note that also, cholestasis can mimic certain symptoms of PUPPs.This normally only makes your palms of your hands, and the soles of your feet really itchy, and oftentimes it's the only symptom.This is a serious disease affecting your liver, and is dangerous for both you and your baby.If you have PUPPs symptoms, your dr. should also do a liver function test, as well as a bile-salt test. Over the Counter Remedies: Hydrocoritizone cream-From my own experience, this didn't really help much past the first 1-2 days of having PUPPs.Put in the freezer and go stand in front of a fan after putting it on. Price:This is about $4.00 at CVS or Wal-Mart Benadryl-Again, this is also a subjective remedy.It does make you drowsy,so pay attention to when you take this.I think the Benadryl/calamine lotion combo works better than the Benadryl pill.If anything,the pill will help you sleep. Price: $5-8.00 Sarna Anti-Itch Lotion-The active ingredients in this are camphor and menthol, which give you a cool tingly feeling to alleviate some itchiness.It has to be reapplied often, and if you've scratched yourself raw, do not put it on! Trust me, I gave myself contact dermatitis this way.Take a cold shower, then put it on Price:$11-14.00 Doctor-issued remedy: Corticosteroids: I was given prednisone, 5mg a day for 10 days.Does help alot (I barely have any hives left) but i'm still itchy, but not nearly as bad. Price:Your insurance should cover it, but I paid $4.00 at Wal-Mart because I didn't have my card on me.walgreen's and cvs charge $15.00. Comfort-oriented remedies: Cold showers- several times a day. take one as cold as you can stand it. hot water dries out and irritates your skin further Oatmeal baths- Aveeno makes this godsend of a product, but there's generic brands too.dump it in lukewarm water, and within 5-10 minutes your itchiness subsides.until, 40 minutes after you get out of the tub and dry off,anyway. Price- approx. $1.25/per bath solution packet dress loosely-the more roomy clothes you're wearing, my dr says that your skin "breathes" better. Personally,yoga pants and a tank helped me.Jeans=hell. Herbal Remedies: Dandelion Root- this is a pill recommended to me by a friend's midwife. taken 2x/day, it supposedly helps. a tea made from this plant works too. Price: $8.00 Vitamin K- Studies have shown women with PUPPs or cholestasis BOTH have lower levels of this vitamin.Ask your dr. if your prenatal vitamin needs some help. Price: unsure Vitamin E- break open the capsules and apply Price: $4-8.00

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Timid women rarely make history answer on 09 May '11 at 17:30

There is no way to know for sure. Pregnancy and how it effects a woman's body is very much an individual thing. But there is a good site that does give helpful info. I track my pregnancy on there weekly. It you look at the top,you can look at how a pregnancy progresses from when a woman ovulates all the way until delivery. And also talks about things that she could go through physically such as symptoms etc. There is also videos that you can watch about labor and birth,and even caring for a newborn. *-->---

Red_phoenix777 answer on 09 May '11 at 17:30

most likely not, you are pregnant. The levels of pregnancy hormones leave your body right after giving birth, it takes a total of 6 weeks. If you are breast feeding the chances are still low, the hormones needed to maintain a pregnancy and create milk are separate. To be super sure get a blood pregnancy test, getting pregnant right after having a baby is close to a sure thing....good luck

Josiea answer on 09 May '11 at 17:30

Sows can vary but if you have been checking her bones regularly you may just be able to detect them starting to part 7-8 days before birth. The bones will stay wide open for the last 24-48 hours of pregnancy. If the sow has had a previous litter it can all happen fairly quickly. If it is a first time mum the bones seem to have been opening forever and she will keep you waiting!

Bayla :) answer on 09 May '11 at 17:44

i'm pretty sure it won't. cause i had my baby on may 13th, i thought i was pregnant within those 6 weeks after birth and it showed i wasn't. i was told by a few people and doctors also that it takes around 2 weeks for the hormones to fully get out of your system.

Doh doh answer on 09 May '11 at 17:44

speaking as a person who was pregnant I can answer the reasons that I did not tell anyone. Yes I knew I was pregnant. Did I try to ignore it? yes I did. My reason (although I know how stupid they are now) was mainly fear. Fear my mother would disown me, fear my boyfriend would leave me, fear that my friends would no longer want to be around me. Fear that my older sister would kill me. Shame that I had let myself get this way. Fear that people at school would find out. I waited so long to tell an "adult" that a doctor would not see me as I was to far along and had not seen a doctor. The only doctor who would take me was the local health department. Now 17 years later and my daughter I gave birth to is now the age I was when she got pregnant. I make sure she is informed and aware of what can happen. I knew she had a steady b/f for a year, I took her down and had her put on birth control. Want to break the cycle.