Allergic reaction- UPDATE

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Allergic reaction- UPDATE

After doing some research and trying the meds that were prescribed, I think that I might have PUPPPs. The Zyrtec did little other than help me sleep a bit better but the itching is just as bad today. I have my u/s this afternoon so I will be asking my doc about it. The other doc I saw yesterday mentioned the possibility and my cousin (who is a OB/GYN physician assistant) mentioned the possbiliity as well. If it is PUPPPs then I have this to look forward to for the next 17-20 weeks. My research did turn up some home remedies that have worked for a lot of people so I will be going shopping after the appointment this afternoon.

So, I woke up yesterday morning completely covered in hives and itching like CRAZY. I called the doc office and they told me to take Benadryl and follow up if it doesn't get better. After sleeping all day and taking another at bedtime, I woke up this morning still all splotchy and itching worse than ever. I called doc office again and got an appointment. My own doc wasn't in, but the doc that i did see was very nice. We were not able to narrow down what exactly caused the reaction. But, he told me that I could take Zyrtec to try and calm the reaction. He also recommended switching to Ivory soap and a hypoallergenic detergent just to be on the safe side.
I am very hesitant to take anything when I am pregnant so I wanted to ask if any of you have experience with Zyrtec and pregnancy. I did pick up some Aveeno medicated lotion which has eased the itching to a tolerable level but it has done nothing to solve the root of the problem.

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Zyrtec, claritin, and allegra should all be fine in pregnancy. Zyrtec doesn't work well for me but with Brandon, I took Claritin and prescription Allegra given to me by my OB.

I think Zyrtec works pretty well for allergic reactions though. My little guy is highly allergic to dogs so I always give him a dose before we go anywhere where there will/might be dogs and he never has a reaction. It also worked really well to clear the allergic reactions up before we knew what the cause was.

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Yep, it is safe to take. My allergies and sinuses have been out of control this pregnancy and my OB suggested any of these to help. I hope the itching gets better!

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Goodness, that's tough to deal with! Allergies can pop up at any time and unfortunately, when you get it as an adult it is usually permanent. I hope it is just your soap and the hives go away quickly.

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That is the toughest part. Since I don't know what cuased it, I can't proactively avoid it.