I've had trouble with itching too - my doc recommended Aveeno lotion, which has helped loads. I tried e45 but it didn't help at all. I also had a blood test to make sure it wasn't to do with my liver not functioning like it should, but the doctor said it was unlikely to be that for me as I don't have a rash and my hands don't itch, just my tummy, chest, and the tops of my arms and legs. I think it might be my skin stretching. It's sooo frustrating! Good luck! xx
It's probably PUPPP. Def talk to your midwife though to rule out the more serios condition. I had PUPPP diagnosed after a blood get to rule out the liver problems. I wont lie to you it was hell. The PUPPP then turned into excema after my LO was born and it didn't clear up til October when the weather cooled down. I had a Really bad case though most women find that moisturisers (not e45 makes it worse) really helps with the itching. It should go after you have your LO.
Thank you for the advice ladies I have a MW appoitment tomrrow I'll be sure to talk about this cause it's killing me
I get itchy all over my body mainly in the soles of my fret and plams of my hands I hate it
I had some itchiness start up around 36w, and it finally died down a week and change later. My OB looked at the itchiness and knew it wasn't OC and probably wasn't PUPPS, but it was definitely starting to break out. She had recommended Benadryl to help lower the itchiness. I don't react well to it, so I ended up skipping the meds and switching my moisturizer to Eucerin Calming Creme. That cleared it all up!
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