A pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy rash is a common skin condition. Natural remedies, including oatmeal, chamomile, and peppermint, can help.

This type of rash usually starts in stretch marks on the abdomen and spreads to the legs and chest.

It causes itchy, red, hive-like bumps to form in the creases of stretch marks, and the rash can develop into larger red, swollen patches. In lighter-skinned people, the rashes may appear to be surrounded by a thin, white halo.

Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) often develop in the third trimester of pregnancy. In most cases, the rash resolves within 15 days of giving birth.

While some medications can reduce the symptoms of a PUPPP rash, there is currently no cure.

PUPPP rash <br />Image credit: Heykerriann, 2007</br>” data-wp-editing=”1″><br><em>Stretching of the skin or an immune response to fetal cells may cause a PUPPP rash.</em></div>
<p>The medical community is still unsure why PUPPP develops.</p>
<p>The rash usually forms first in stretch marks, or striae, and tends to develop in the third trimester of pregnancy, when the baby is growing the fastest.</p>
<p><strong>Stretching of the skin</strong></p>
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Studies suggest that peppermint oil applied to the skin can decrease itchiness.