PUPP is characterized by small red bumps and hives, and when severe, the bumps form large patches. This rash usually develops on
the abdomen, and spreads to the thighs, buttocks, breasts and arms
. Slight itching from PUPPP may cause mild discomfort. However, PUPPP does disappear after delivery.
Anti-itching topical medications, antihistamines and topical corticosteroids can be used to control the itching but they are to be taken after consulting a gynecologist.