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that is what the midwife diagnosed as my problem today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
any great suggestions about either one ?<br><br>
I (thankfully) have not had a UTI before (how I got to almost 39 yrs old and through 3 prior pregnancies with no UTI is a miracle huh? yeah me - lol) - there is a prescription for antibiotics sitting at CVS waiting for me - other than continuing to drink a ton of water to flush it all out (I have been very good about drinking lots of water already) what else can I do ........<br><br>
The PUPPP rash has spread and is soooooo itchy - the midwife doesn't like to use steroids (guess that is a common treatment for PUPPP?) unless absolutely necessary but wow does this itch - she suggested a few things that I will try for sure but wondered if anyone else here has been through this and has some tried and true helpful hints - I look like a thousand ants bit me in the belly, arms and legs (and feet!) - what will people think when I show up at child care center to do a compliance visit with this rash <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I already get a ton of attention due to the big huge belly! lol<br><br>
fun times here this week <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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I *believe* dandelion root is a good homeopathic for PUPPS, but you might want to go to the Birth Pros forum and ask there. As I'm pregnant and have lost my memory, I could be wrong...<br><br>
As far as the UTI, I'd drink tons of water and there's a bunch of natural cranberry remedies.
 

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I had puppp with my first and I wanted to rip my own skin off. I am so sorry you have to deal with this. My midwife told me of a homeopathic remedy called rus-tox. (Not sure if that is spelled right). I believe it is normally used as a homeopathic cure for poison ivy, at least that's what it is derived from. I started using it and the rash started clearing up immediately. It was almost completely gone by the time I gave birth. I was so thankful that I didn't have to deal with that during labor and after birth when all I wanted to think about was loving and bonding with my new baby. While I did have the rash though, the most helpful thing was to keep ice packs on it. I actually used giant bags of frozen peas because I didn't have enough ice packs to cover the rash and it was too expensive to buy new ones. I really am so sorry that you are dealing with this. I remember how miserable I was. Hope you get some relief!
 

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Gosh that sounds miserable! UIT's are bad enough! I'm sorry you are dealing with both.<br><br>
A lot of us are dealing with UTI stuff it seems. Things mentioned have been cranberry juice (no sugar), cranberry capsules, uva ursi (herb can also be in a tea), and cantharsis (homeopathic). My family nurse practitioner also suggested that fresh blueberry skins have the same UT-supporting effects (that is making it difficult for bacteria to adhere to the lining or something like that) as cranberry...DARN! I love blueberries and would take them anyday over cranberry. Avoid caffine, sugar, etc. I also find that I feel worse if my blood sugar gets too low.<br><br>
I knocked my last one out with uva ursi and cranberry capsules plus tons of blueberries. I have been keeping up with the cranberry caps, blueberries, and lots of water to prevent another one. I also got some cantharsis just in case.<br><br>
Good luck!
 
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