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7 Things Your Ob-Gyn Wants You to Know About That PUPPs Rash

First things, first. What exactly does PUPPs stand for? It's an acronym for a pregnancy rash; the letters break down to pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy. Care to say that 10 times fast?
"PUPPs rash is the most common dermatological symptom we see in pregnancy," explains Brian Levine, MD, board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist and the New York practice director for the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine. About one in 250 pregnant women contracts the rash; Dr. Levine estimates that about 75 of the patients he sees with PUPPs are first time moms. You're also at increased risk for developing PUPPs pregnancy rash if you underwent IVF or are pregnant with multiples, according to Dr. Levine.
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