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Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by meowmeow, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. meowmeow

    meowmeow lil meow #1 soon!!

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    since past few weeks... my scalp, breasts and bump itch like crazy.
    i dont have any crawling residents on my head :blush:
    I wonder if there is anything that can help. I hate scratching all the time :grr:
     
  2. tina3747

    tina3747 Mummy of 2 gorgeous boys!

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    Your boobs and bump will itch because of the skin stretching so much, not sure about your scalp, hopefully your heads not growing along with the rest of you ha!! The only thing you can do is moisurise, I've also been using derma bubble bath in my baths at night and my itching has stopped since using it.
     
  3. yhl80

    yhl80 Well-Known Member

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    I have been suffering from the same thing since 30 weeks. It is indeed from all the stretching. What I found helpful is taking an oatmeal bath, try Dr Teal's oatmeal bath powder, also if you are taking a shower, try using shower soap that has oatmeal in it. It helps soothe itchy skin. Other than that, when things are really bad you could use calamine lotions too.
     
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    jenfen Well-Known Member

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    I also have the scalp thing which is a bit more difficult to treat than skin elsewhere. I have been using T-Gel, a shampoo for itchy scalps caused by all sorts of skin issues. It smell very medicated and says not for pregnancy but my Doctor said it was fine to use. It has really helped, I only get the itchy now and again now.

    J x
     
  5. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    I find a natural oil can help with the stretching skin. I have some Boots Botanics baby oil that is quite lovely.
     
  6. Amyface

    Amyface Mummy to Myles

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    My midwife told me to pop some aloe vera gel in the fridge and rub that on my belly to help ease the itchyness. It's not a permanent solution but does give some relief for a while :)
     
  7. kaz87

    kaz87 Well-Known Member

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    My bump itch too xx
     
  8. XJessicaX

    XJessicaX mum to two girls!

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    hormonal changes, skin stretching etc..are obvious causes for your itching. Do keep an eye out though if it becomes excessive. One of the girls at my work ignored hers for a while in her first pregnancy until she was diagnosed with intrahepatic cholestasis.
     
  9. scrumpy78

    scrumpy78 Pregnant Due April

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    I've scratched by bump til it's raw. It's insane itching!
     
  10. mumoffive

    mumoffive Well-Known Member

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    Itching is common in pregnancy but itching can also be a sign of a serious condition known as obstetric colestasis. It can cause itching in particular on the soles and palms but i would still ask the mw to check.
     
  11. ChristinaRN

    ChristinaRN Mother of 3, pg with #4

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    That was me a few weeks ago.....my belly itched INSANE! So I finally gave in and got some Palmers Cocoa Butter lotion and applied a few times and itch is gone!!! WOOHOO! Now I apply it every time I get out of the shower....no more itching!
     
  12. Groovychick

    Groovychick Well-Known Member

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    Me too! :(
     

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