What Is PUPPS?

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

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What Is PUPPS?

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy (PUPPS) is a rash that affects approximately one out of every two hundred pregnancies. It is the most common of all pregnancy related skin rashes and is most commonly compared to hives. It comes on suddenly and can be extremely itchy. PUPPS starts in the stomach region but can spread to the extremities. Thankfully, PUPPS has never been found to have any lasting effects to the mother or her unborn child. The worst thing about this disease is that it is more of nuisance than anything else. It is ugly, itchy, and uncomfortable.

How do you get rid of PUPPS?


Sorry ladies but you have to wait until the baby is born and the rash will go away on it's own. You can learn tips and tricks for soothing the pain of PUPPS by checking out the
PUPPS Treatment Page.

My PUPPS Experience


I had PUPPS during my first pregnancy. That was 10 years ago and to this day, I still have trouble finding out about this irritating pregnancy rash. I decided to make a website that
would help ease the mind of other mothers-to-be who were experiencing the same symptoms I was. I had my doctor stumped for a while and I was panicking. You can read all about my experience with PUPPS and how I got through it by checking out my lens about it on Squidoo. What Is PUPPS?