Skin rash is defined as a condition of skin change of the color and appearance and can be localized or affected the whole body. Skin rashes during pregnancy can be normal or abnormal, in some cases it can have a negative health affects to the mother and fetus. If you are experience certain itching with or without rash, please consult with your doctor as soon as possible.
There are some common types of skin rash in pregnancy, including
1. Prurigo Gestationis is defined as condition of Pregnancy-specific skin conditions with itchy red dots in the skin and most often occurring between the 20th and 34th week of pregancy. It can be divide into early and late form depending to the appearance of the symptoms in the weeks of gestation.
a. Red and itchy vesicular lesions in some parts of skin
b. If the skin rash occurs in the early part of gestation
The rash usually occurs in the upper parts of arms and legs.
c. If the skin rash occurs in the later part of gestation
The rash usually found in the abdomen in the stretch mark area
The cause of Pruigo Gestation is unknown, but some researchers suggested that it is caused by an inflammatory, chronically relapsing, non-contagious and pruritic skin disorder, according to Dermatology By Wolfram Sterry, Ralf Paus, Walter H. C. Burgdorf.
Since prurigo gestationis does not cause any complication and adversely affects the mother or fetus in pregnancy, no treatment is necessary unless in serve cases. Experts recommend to avoid frequent use of soaps, hot water, and other cleansing procedures that tend to remove natural oil from the skin and after bathing, the skin should be patted dry and then immediately covered with a thin film of moisturizer cream or ointment.
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