This article shares the story of my case of PUPPP during my first pregnancy and how I managed to cure the rash before I had my son. If you suffer from PUPPP try giving this simple home cure a try.
PUPPP - Home Treatment
Though my lovely son is now 8-1/2 years old as I write this and just getting out of 2nd grade, I can still vividly remember the rash I had in my last trimester of pregnancy with him. It started out in my copious stretch marks as a small rash with itchy red bumps, and in short order spread from my bra line to my ankles!
For those that have never suffered from this condition, let me explain the intensity of the itch. When I had chickenpox in 8th grade I had a severe head-to-toe case of 500+ pox. The intense and relentless itch from PUPPP made chicken pox pale by comparison.
I can still see myself up most of the night, too itchy to sleep, yet too huge and exhausted to do anything, sitting glassy-eyed in front of our computer endlessly cruising the internet for any possible cures (as you may very well be doing right now if you have PUPPP). After several nights and the rash spreading to most of my body, not only did I call my doctor to make an appointment, I also went with my mom to the store to buy everything that anyone had ever posted might work and took it all home.
My doctor gave me some over the counter anti-itch lotion and said the only "cure" was to have my baby, but that was still weeks away. I was sure by then I would need a straight jacket and be too insane to be a mother.
As luck would have it, among all the Dandelion pills, and other remedies I had purchased, I managed to start with the one that was not only simple but also worked. I know, get on with it already, the solution that worked for me was lemon water. I put straight lemon juice from my bottle in the fridge into my water bottle I was drinking out of. I added as much of the pucker power as I could reasonably handle to my container of water and drank as much water as I could make myself take, about 10-12 glasses a day. I even took my lemon water bottle with me to the bathroom, which I visited often as I flushed my system.
Seems the lemon juice can help flush toxins out of your system, including (at least for me) the toxin build-up of hormones that they seem to think causes PUPPP. Thankfully I was cured in a matter of days and with enough time to regain some sleep and sanity before my boy arrived.
I can't say that this approach will work for you, but I can tell you that it worked for me, and made me a believer in "old school" home remedies.
Good luck and best wishes.