Answer: 1.Immerse yourself in a warm bath with a cup of oatmeal added to it. The oatmeal helps soothe irritated skin and reduce the itchiness.
2.Apply a cold compress or ice pack to the affected areas of the skin if the itchiness is causing an inflammation or redness.
3.Herbs such as Dandelion Root and Milk Thistle can help treat liver problems and reduce symptoms such as itchiness caused by cholestasis.
4.Soak a small towel in cool water, roll it up and place it between your breasts and growing belly to naturally cure a breast itch during pregnancy.
5.Calendula creams or ointments provide relief from itching and dry skin during pregnancy.
6.Apply aloe vera gel on the affected area to reduce inflammation. The gel also creates a protective layer on the skin and prevents further damage caused by scratching the skin.
7.Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it all over your belly or other areas of itchy skin to alleviate symptoms such as itchiness, redness, and pain.
8.If you suffer from PUPP, apply calamine lotion or a scentless powder on the folds of skin between the breasts and thighs to reduce irritation and inflammation.
Other ways to prevent itchiness during pregnancy:
1.Avoid hot showers as they can dry out the skin and make the itchiness worse.
2.Do not use body brushes or loofah scrubs while bathing as this can aggravate the skin further.
3.Do not use skin care products that are heavily perfumed or contain harsh chemicals.
4.Glycerine creams can be used instead of soaps, as they are kinder to the skin.
5.Certain detergents may also cause an allergic reaction and should be avoided.
6.Wear loose clothing and underwear preferably in cotton or natural fibers that allow the skin to breathe and prevents excessive perspiration.
7.Do not sit around in wet clothes or a swimsuit as this can encourage the growth of fungi and lead to a yeast infection.
8.Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated and keep the skin healthy and moisturized.
9.Avoid scratching the itchy skin as far as possible. While scratching can relieve the itch temporarily, it can cause cuts and nicks in the skin that may lead to a secondary infection.
10.Keep your fingernails short and wear gloves at night to prevent scratching