Hello lovely mamas!
Just wondering if anyone out there has experience with skin issues. I am 16w3d and have been doing pretty well, but for the past month have been nursing a rash on the backs of my hands that would not go away. Then Saturday I woke up with red bumps spreading all over my body! The worst part is the itch! The pictures I've seen of PUPPP look similar to what I have, except it seems strange that 1) I'd have it now in 2nd trimester, 2) it started on my hands 3) I have it on my face and belly button (which are supposed to be free from PUPPP). I have no other symptoms.
I've heard stories of women with weird rashes that go away right after birth. I hope I don't have to go through the next 5 months totally miserable. I've tried LOTS of natural stuff, which mostly soothes the itching, somewhat, but does not take away the redness or bumps.
I'm going to a dermatologist tomorrow but of course, I'm worried he will prescribe something I'm not comfortable taking. But I don't know how much longer I can take it. Also, I'm a teacher, and frankly, it's embarrassing to stand in front of my students looking like this. So sad.
Being pregnant is not as "easy" as I thought it would be. Any other itchy folks out there???