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    CramerPong posted:
    I am13 weeks pregnant today (2/22). I have recently noticed some red raised blotches under my breasts and spread sporaticly around my abdomen and belly. There are two that are slightly larger (about the size of a dime). They do not itch, but are slightly raised and red. They feel dry, but lotion does not seem to help. I have a scheduled dr's appointment in a week and a half, and I was just wondering if I should contact her and get in sooner.
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    pregasauras responded:
    You should call and ask to discuss this with an available nurse, she should be able to speak with you and possibly get you checked out by a DR. sooner than you scheduled appointment if necessary.
     
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    sdadkin responded:
    I have some red blotches on my thighes and I had some smaller ones on my hands. When I asked my OBGYN about it, she told me that it was a form of excema (sp?). She said that it's very common for it to show up in pregnancy even if you've never had it before. She said it happens a lot in the winter because your skin is already really dry. She told me to use Cortizone lotion. I have been using it and it seems to help.


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