Health Issues/Allergies Since Giving Birth.

Updated on February 05, 2011
C.C. asks from Chicago, IL
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We had our second son in June and since September I've been having a lot of health issues. I've developed a ton of allergies and I'm hoping its hormone related and will pass. I've heard that it can take up to a year for your body to adjust back. I did not have any problems with my first pregnancy.

My biggest challenge is a skin flare/rash on my face/neck that is very itchy, red and flaky. I've been on prednisone to help with the pain and I'm using only the approved products by the dermatologist. Has anyone experienced this? And if so, did this pass? How/what did you do to help with discomfort?

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answers from Chicago on

This happened to me and it was part of PUPPPS as well. They put me on a medrol dose pack and that cleared but I still have auto immune issues and weill go on prednisone to help too now. Tell your Dr. you want to try the medrol dose pack first and see how it goes and after two weeks if not try prednisone and if that doesnt work you will have to get some work done. I am actually curious to know if you had a boy. SOmetimes when the male blood gets cross contaminted with the mothers blood somehow in utero this reaction occurs. I did have a friend who had trouble and she had a girl but of all the cases i have heard she was the only one, take care and congrats!



answers from Honolulu on

If you go on Amazon, there is a natural cream called "Florasone" ointment. It is for skin rashes/eczema etc. And is a natural alternative to hydrocortisone creams.
Whole Foods also has it.
But on Amazon, you can read the reviews of it there.

Don't know if this will help. But it is good.

I have heard, that sometimes these things do go away after a time. That happened to my friend.
She also took Claritin too.

But if you are nursing, then make sure whatever you take orally, is okay per breastmilk.

all the best,



answers from Chicago on

I didn't get a rash but after I had my son which was my second child my body chemistry changed and I became allergic to chemicals in my shampoo I used for 11 years. After that happened I found a website that sells 100%Natural Chemical Free products for me and my family to use from bathroom to Cleaning, to a health line. I would love to help you so you won't have to go through what I did. Check out this link to read about my story of what being allergic to chemicals did to me and if you want additional info I would love to share more with you. [email protected]



answers from San Francisco on

C., thank you for posting this. I thought, and anyone I spoke with thought, I was probably crazy to have these symptoms and to connect them to a pregnancy. My only difference is that it happened during the pregnancy. I became allergic to shellfish. I had the skin test they give you at the hospital and the nurse's eyes grew large as we watched the areas quickly develop into a many large bumps. I also developed a rash, really bumps all over my face, neck and upper chest.

For me, most of the symptoms have gone away including the allergy.

I wish you the best of luck that all of your symptoms are temporary and go away as your hormones return to normal.

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