In addition to increasing your risk of osteoporosis, steroid medications can weaken your muscles. Staying as active as possible will help you to maintain strong muscles and bones. Weight-bearing activities such as walking, dancing, and running will help your muscles stay strong and healthy. Many people report that these activities make them feel better mentally as well. In fact, there are actually chemicals in your brain triggered by significant exercise (usually about 30 minutes per day) that help you to attain a “natural high.” Your doctor can help you to assess your personal condition and decide on an exercise routine that is best for you. However, you should never put yourself through more than reasonable discomfort when exercising.
Though the rash and pruritus typically disappear within 15 days after delivery even without therapy, women often seek treatment for symptomatic relief due to the intense itching. Topical corticosteroids are considered the first line of treatment for PUPPP in cases when the itching is localized, sometimes in conjunction with oral antihistamines . For patients with a widespread, intensely pruritic rash or those with inadequate response to topical therapy, a short course of systemic glucocorticoids may be prescribed. Other treatments which may provide symptomatic relief include the use of cool, wet compresses and oatmeal baths.