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Question: As i am 17 weeks pregnant ..my full body is itching and specially breast ...all of sudden itching started don't know y ...can anyone help me
Answer: Dear it can be because of some allergy so please consult with your doctor and till then wear loose clothes, keep your skin temperature cool, drink lots of fluid and also keep your skin well moisturized all the time with creams.
Question: I am 5th month pregnant and get itching all over my body in night..what i can do
Answer: Hii Some itching around the tummy area is normal, because your skin is stretching.
if you have severe itching, particularly on the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet, it’s worse at night and there’s no rash with it, you should see your midwife and be tested for a liver condition called obstetric cholestasis.
aloevera gel- Slice the aloe vera leaf sideways and scoop out the gel in an airtight container. Apply some of this gel on the affected area and massage it in. Use it twice a day. It soothes the irritated and itchy skin seen during pregnancy as it contains anti-inflammatory compounds. It also works as a hydrating agent for the skin . Your skin will feel soft, supple, and nourished with regular usage of aloe vera gel.
Baking soda paste -Make a thin paste of the baking soda powder and apply it all over the stomach and areas that are itchy.Leave this on until it dries and then rinse it off with cold water.Repeat this every day.Baking soda can give you relief from the pain, redness, and irritation that you are experiencing. Your skin will feel soothed, and your discomfort will be alleviated as the paste works its magic on your skin. This paste can also help to treat dryness and the accompanied itching sensation by restoring the pH balance of the skin.
Coconut oil-On clean and dry skin, apply a couple of drops of coconut oil.Massage the skin for 2-3 minutes so that the oil is absorbed easily.Leave it on.Apply coconut oil twice a day.
Coconut oil penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin and nourishes the dry and irritated skin cells. It provides the skin with essential fatty acids. This oil also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Calamine lotion-Apply the lotion on the itchy skin and massage it in.Reapply twice a day.This is a remedy that is excellent for itching during pregnancy, especially for women who suffer from PUPPP. Calamine lotion can reduce the itchiness and also prevent inflammation and irritation
Question: Completed 38th week of pregnancy and I have itching all over the body, what are the causes and remedies for that. ?
Itching during pregnancy is due to increase in blood volume
During pregnancy the blood volume increase upto 50% to meet the increasing need of your baby and body
Increase in blood volume makes your skin extra sensitive and itchy
Go for mild unscented product for your skin rather than product that contain strong agents or fragrance
As they may irritate your skin
Moisturise your skin well with oil , unscented moisturiser or body butter
Oatmeal bath can help you with itching
Add a small cup of oatmeal to a jug of hot water
And let it sit for 20-30 min
Add the jug to your bathing water and bath with it
It will naturally calm and moisturise your skin
Having normal to mild cold water bath can help you suppress the itching as well
However if the itching is severe then you have to consult your gynaecologist as it may be a cause of concern