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did/does anyone have PUPPP, Pemphigoid gestationis, or Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy?

if any one had any of these what were your symptoms? what did it look like? and what kind of tests did your doctor do to confirm it? also what was the treatment? and was there any risk to your baby?

I had Cholestasis of Pregnancy. I just started itching really badly. Mostly on my palms and my feet, but I did itch other places. My doctor did a few liver enzyme tests and realized that those enzymes were elevated. They delivered my little girl almost a month early due to the possibility of stillbirth and other possible risks. Check out the web site below! Lots of helpful advice!  (+ info)

Repost: Did/does anyone have PUPPP, Pemphigoid gestationis, or Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy?

if any one had any of these what were your symptoms? what did it look like? and what kind of tests did your doctor do to confirm it? also what was the treatment? and was there any risk to your baby?

i asked this earlier, im sorry if any of you saw it then but im hoping for a new group of people who didn't see it, more answers. thanks.

This website should have all the info you need - http://www.itchymoms.com/  (+ info)

Has anyone had prurigo of pregnancy (or prurigo gestationis) from the very first month you were pregnant?

Is it more serious the earlier on you get it? Does it get worse and worse as the pregnancy goes on? I just have maybe 10 little bug bite like bumps on my legs… wondering how bad it is going to get.

no sorry i am not even sure what that is  (+ info)

I have Citricial pemphigoid. in my mouth. Anyone else have this and what has your Dr recommended?

It is a worry because it is so rare most Dr's don't even consider it. I have been prescribed cortisone gel. but find it verydifficult to apply.

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can anyone tell me anything about Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid?

I have just been diagnosed after two years of unexplained blistering in my mouth and eyes. GP has prescribed allergy eye-drops and a steroid mouth wash. But I would like to know if there are any preventative actions I can take. He seems to know little, and I know less! Would like some info, and to talk to any other sufferers if possible.. can't find any forums or support groups.

Mucous membrane pemphigoid is an autoimmune or "self-allergy" disease in which a patient’s own circulating antibodies become altered so that they attack the fibrous attachment of the skin and membrane epithelium to the underlying connective tissues. Women are more commonly affected than men and the disease is usually diagnosed between the ages of 40-60 years. The typical lesion is a small or large, clear-fluid blister which breaks fairly rapidly in the mouth to leave a flat white, somewhat tender ulcer with a thin red line around it. The gums are especially likely to be involved, resulting in sloughing during eating or tooth brushing ("desquamative gingivitis"). Usually patients with oral involvement will lack major skin involvement, but the eyelids and genital mucosa are quite susceptible to the blistering phenomenon. There is no cure for this pemphigus vulgaris look-alike disease, but lesions frequently respond well to topical or systemic corticosteroids. Death from this disease is extremely rare, but scar formation of the eyelids and eyeball surfaces may lead to blindness if the eyes are not closely monitored by an ophthalmologist.  (+ info)

herpes gestationis, 31 week Pregnany help me please?

I am 31 week pregnany and I have worst rash all over my body red, painfull especially during the night, cream doesn't help and medication either, can anyone help me out please. Thank you

This may not be herpes and you don't know for sure unless you have been tested for herpes. Herpes is usually very localized, it likes to stick to the mouth or genitals, it doesn't commonly affect the entire body. Herpes doesn't affect your pregnancy if you have had it long before you got pregnant. But it can be passed on to the baby if you have a genital out break at the time you go into labour. You should get antiviral medication to help treat the out breaks, creams don't do much for herpes. Some antiviral medications are safe to take during pregnancy, your doctor should know which one to give you.  (+ info)

who knows the latest trends in RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS and mucous membrane pemphigoid diseases and treatment?

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Did anyone get Prurigo Gestationis early in pregnancy? RASH?

I think this is what I have.....I have a small itchy patch on my left butt cheek, my left breast....and under both arms....very itchy.....I see my midwife on Tuesday...I'm going to confirm this....but for now...please has or have anyone else experienced this rash? Thank you for all answers. I'm 6wks 4days

Normally stuff like that clears up in your second or third trimester. If not it should clear up after you have your baby. Its not anything to worry about. But if its still there a month or two after you have the baby, go to the doctor and get some cream  (+ info)

Bullous Pemphigoid??

I just found out that the skin condition that my boyfriend has is Bullous Pemphigoid. I was under the impression that he just had a bad skin condition and he was embarrassed by it and never really talked about it before. I researched it and discovered that it is an autoimmune disorder that is rare in young people but can be brought on by various things. I am 7 months pregnant and my question is...is this genetic? Can it be passed on to our child? I have researched and researched and I haven't gotten a clear answer to my question. I am concerned about my daughter being pre-disposed to an autoimmune disorder. If anybody knows the answer...please help.

bullous pemphigoid,usually a illness of the aged.but as you know younger people can get the disease..unfortunately the disease can be hereditary.check with your doctor for possible treatments  (+ info)

what is pemphigoid disease?

Bullous Pemphigoid
Patients with bullous pemphigoid develop blisters as a result of autoantibodies directed against skin proteins at the junction between the epidermis and the dermis. BP patients usually experience significant itching (and sometimes pain), and may require treatment with corticosteroids or immunosuppressants. Up to 70% of patients with BP will experience a remission within five years of initial diagnosis, although some patients may relapse.
BP lesions should heal without scarring unless secondary infection occurs. Appropriate wound care is important to promote healing and prevent infection and scarring.
Cicatricial Pemphigoid
Cicatricial pemphigoid is predominantly a disease of the elderly with a peak incidence between 60 and 80 years, it is rarely seen in young adults. Lesions can arise on any mucous membrane surface including the nose, mouth, eyes, esophagus, larynx, urethra and anal mucosal. Recurrent lesions will produce scarring which can be dangerous on the mucosal surface. The gums are commonly involved and can cause gingivitis. Eye epithelium is affected in about 2/3 of the cases of CP and it can be cause for considerable concern.
Skin lesions occur in more than 20% of patients and are usually transient. When the lesions are present, they consist of small intact blisters or erosions, usually in the head and neck areas.
Immunoflourescent testing (testing for circulating antibodies) for mucosal CP is highly unreliable and is negative in the majority of cases. It is important to obtain positive direct immunoflourescence results (biopsies), even if it requires repeat biopsies because it can mimic other diseases such as lichen planus.
Spontaneous remissions are rare. The organs involved dictate treatment. This disease is progressive and not highly steroid responsive. If the mouth and nose are the only involvement, treatment should be limited to topical steroids, intralesional steroid injections, or occasional short bursts of oral corticosteroids.
If only the gums are involved, topical therapy applied with flexible dental trays (similar to the disposable molds used to deliver fluoride treatments to the teeth).
A different situation exists if the eyes, esophagus or larynx are involved. In such cases, involvement could include blindness and asphyxiation (due to scarring), and aggressive systemic therapy is warranted. Systemic steroids will not adequately control progression; most other therapies only slow the scarring process. The treatment of choice is oral cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan). About 3/4 of the patients treated with this regimen tolerate the drug. and at the end of this period, most of there patients will have complete clinical remission as that will persist after all drugs are withdrawn.
Occasionally, patients respond to oral dapsone. Those that respond well do so quickly, but unfortunately, these patients are in the minority. Azathioprine is an alternative for patients who cannot tolerate Cytoxan. Cyclosporine is not recommended for use in CP.  (+ info)

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