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Old Jul 16th, 2011, 10:31 AM   1
jess181989
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Why am I so itchy!!


I can't stop itching, my entire body itches- I can't pinpoint one place. Its esspecially my face and my feet. Its not awful, and I'm coping at the moment but it has woken me in the night a few times and its getting a bit annoying.

Anyone else? Does anyone know what this could be? xx



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2011, 10:48 AM   2
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i am itchy all over too, but i was diagnosed with PUPPP and prurigo of pregnancy. its like a rash you get when your pregnant. but before i was diagnosed with the rash i was sooooo itchy everywhere and went to a dermatologist, he said it was because your skin is drying out. and to stay more hydrated, and use super moisturizing lotion. i also take a zyrtec ( the regular one not the D) during the day and benadryl at night and it seems to really help. and cortisone cream for the really itchy spots. also take a really hot shower and right before you get out turn it as cold as you can take it and stand there for like 30 seconds.



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Old Jul 16th, 2011, 10:55 AM   3
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Thank you, I'll give that a go and see if it makes a difference. I have been aware of my skin getting dryer- I hate it x



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2011, 11:02 AM   4
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Definitely put on lots of lotion. There is a Goldbond anti-itch lotion that I've been using on my stomach, which has been pretty itchy as it starts expanding, and its helping quite a bit. But thick creams, baby oil... anything to keep the skin could help relieve it a bit.

Might want to bring it up with your midwife to see what she says. I think the itching is from increased estrogen, dry skin, and (in the belly area) stretching skin... but never hurts to be sure!



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2011, 11:15 AM   5
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Yes I'll mention it to her when I see her next if its still happening. Thanks for your advice, I think I'll put some nivea body lotion on or something and see if it helps. x



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2011, 11:18 AM   6
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Think it's just something to do with pregnancy hormones hun I had it earlier on in my pregnancy, then when it went I developed acne on my back fs

Oh the joys!!



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2011, 11:58 AM   7
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i m 22 weeks and my legs go wild itchy in night while i asleep ....i have to wake up and put some cream on them but no use still itchy...........



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Old Jul 16th, 2011, 12:00 PM   8
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I get really itchy on my legs.at night, been using cocoa butter and thats.helped a little bit x



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2011, 15:00 PM   9
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OMG me me me!!! Just over the last two to three days I've been itching all over, face, arms, back, legs ug!!! It's so frustrating!! Have an OB appt on Tuesday gonna ask her then, until that time trying benadryl at night which at least helps me sleep, and lots of lotion. Hopefully we all find relief soon!



 
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Old Jul 16th, 2011, 15:05 PM   10
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Its SO annoying. It's mad as its only started a couple of days ago. Antihistamines don't work, I haven't changed soaps, I haven't eaten differently. What have i done!?! hehe. GRR stupid body!



 
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