PUPPPs is worse than chicken pox, poison ivy and hives combined, IMO! It's horrendous!!! And I only dealt with it for a couple of weeks. I know it can last for months sometimes.
All I can say is, get to a dermatologist NOW. A topical steroid cream will often do the trick. It worked for me. Sometimes taking Atarax helps too, but I managed to avoid taking anything internally, but I got the prescription just in case. Some women have to go the internal steroid route, which I know isn't desirable, but once you've got PUPPPs you'll do almost anything to make it go away.
As far as natural remedies:
- flax oil. A few tablespoons a day.
- dandelion root. a couple of capsules a day.
There are a few soaps marketed specifically for relief of PUPPPs but I haven't tried them.
I was already taking flax oil when I got PUPPPs at 10 days postpartum last time. But this pregnancy I'm taking it along with the dandelion root prophylactically. So far so good at 33 weeks.
Milk thistle is also another herb recommended for PUPPPs, and I'm taking some every few days, but some people say it can cause premature labor, so research it first to decide if it's for you.
And while sometimes the rash disappears after delivery, this is not always the case. So induction due to PUPPPs is not the way to go IMO, but that's what many mainstream doctors recommend.
I really hope you find relief soon!!
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