Sore skin under ribs?? Feels like sunburn.

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Kapow, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Kapow

    Kapow OH, Moo moo and lil ted.

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    Has anyone else experienced this? My skin over my ribs is really sore to the touch, almost sunburnt feeling.

    It's so bad today I've had to take off my bra.

    I've tried putting lotion on to soothe it and baby talc to smooth it but nothing works!!

    It's driving me mad.

    Kxxx
     
  2. Ravelyn

    Ravelyn Well-Known Member

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    Probably your skin stretching hun.
    Just keep putting on the creams to help keep its natural elasticity.
    Might even want to invest in a more comfortable bra, something that won't chaff your skin.
     
  3. Cheesepuff

    Cheesepuff Well-Known Member

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    I have had this on and off for the past month at least. It's really uncomfortable and the only relief I got was from going for gentle walks... I think it's just the skin streching...
     
  4. Rach276

    Rach276 Well-Known Member

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    I had that from about 30 weeks too hun. Does it prickle? I have no idea what it is, i think its just stretching skin.
     
  5. Dukechick

    Dukechick Wife & proud Mom of 2

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    Thank you so much for asking this question!!! I've noticed this about a week ago! It's right under my boobs in the middle. It totally feels like a sunburn, that's what I've been comparing it to! I started worrying about skin cancer and stuff like that, but since you're getting it too... I'm sure it's normal! I kinda figured it was stretching skin, but I wonder why it doesn't feel like that on my huge belly? Maybe the skin is more sensitive in that spot? Glad to know others have the same thing! ouwie.....
     
  6. sophiecouldwe

    sophiecouldwe Well-Known Member

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    glad you've asked this question too cos ive been suffering with the same thing. i cant wear bras for very long at all because it hurts so much! its like a prickling stingy feeling thats really uncomfortable. ive not found anything that works other than sitting up really straight so there is no pressure from my boobs or anything resting on the sore bits. xxx
     
  7. Kapow

    Kapow OH, Moo moo and lil ted.

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    Well at least I'm not alone. I was driving myself mad as I couldn't find anything when I google'd it.

    xxx
     

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