Posted by Chantel Martiromo, Article By Kyle J. Norton
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
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.
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
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