No Relief From Pregnancy Rash
Hello my name is Lacy. I am 26 and a mother of 3. I am married to a wonderful man. My problem began about 8 years ago. When I first got pregnant with my first child, I developed a rash on my breast and stomach. When I talked to my doctor about it he told me it was a pregnancy rash similar to what one in a thousand get. It was called "pups" and that it would go away as soon as I had my baby.
Well it was only 3 months after my first child that I got pregnant with my 2nd child and yet the rash was still there. Yet again it was referred to as "pups". After my 2nd child, I waited 3 years to have my last child and in that time I developed the rash 6 times in 3 years. I was not pregnant during that time.
When I went back to the doctor I was given some kind of rash pill to stop with itching but still no answers. My last child was born on Jan 30th of 2006. She just turned 4. I still to this day have this rash come and go. No creams out there help. It is very frustrating to have scars and sores from this rash. I am humilated when I try to get intimate with my husband. He always tells me he does not care what is on my outside but I do. I am tired of living with this problem and not getting any answers.
It is upsetting to talk about. I feel like a freak. I am writing and telling you my story because I am wondering if there is anyone else who suffers from this problem. The rash itself starts out as just a really severe itch on my breast and stomach and then it turns into little bumps. After scratching, the pain and itch is so severe that I have no self control. I know that sounds bad but its so true. I am tired of my sores and scars and I am asking for help!! If you suffer from this or know someone who has any help suggestions I would be grateful. Thank you!
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