3rd Trimester

SO ITCHY!

I swear, I could remove an entire layer of skin with the scratching!

I've tried benedryl and general lotion to make it less itchy and its not helpful.

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Re: SO ITCHY!

  • Sarna lotion. My life saver.
  • Do you have any rashes? If so, it is probably PUPPS. I had it with my first pregnancy and it is awful. If there are no rashes and it is mainly itchy on your hands and feet, then I would call your doc asap. It could be something called choletitis (sp). Which could be harmful to baby. 
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    Do you have any rashes? If so, it is probably PUPPS. I had it with my first pregnancy and it is awful. If there are no rashes and it is mainly itchy on your hands and feet, then I would call your doc asap. It could be something called choletitis (sp). Which could be harmful to baby. 

    cholestasis (that's the correct spelling in case you want to look it up)

    And yes, it can be very harmful - you basically have to induce early if you have it, so if you are having a lot of itching without a rash showing up, esp. on the palms of your hands and soles of your feet, call your doc asap.

    If you have a rash on your belly, arms, legs, that's probably PUPPPs which is annoying as fluck but harmless. But let your doc know anyway - we were 99% sure mine was PUPPPs but she wanted to check me for cholestasis just to make sure, since it is so dangerous.

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  • If you don't have any conditions and you're just pregnancy itchy, Bella B tummy butter helped A LOT. It's about the consistency of Vaseline, but so worth it.
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  • A severe itch without a rash can be ICP (Cholestasis). It is suppose to be mainly on the soles of your feet and hands, but not always limited to these areas. When I had it the itching was mainly on my back. There is a simple blood test that checks your bile levels that can tell you if it is ICP. With ICP there is a risk of stillbirth. If you think you have it check out this website. http://www.icpcare.org/
  • MrseBay said:
    Sarna lotion. My life saver.
    Thank you! it worked!
    Eat your food people. You are pregnant, not made of glass. ~PrimRoseMama
    The Benes Boys were born 9/3/13! woooo
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  • katiebeneskatiebenes
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    Do you have any rashes? If so, it is probably PUPPS. I had it with my first pregnancy and it is awful. If there are no rashes and it is mainly itchy on your hands and feet, then I would call your doc asap. It could be something called choletitis (sp). Which could be harmful to baby. 
    nope, no rashes. And also: My doctor did a blood test when I first started being itchy :)
    Eat your food people. You are pregnant, not made of glass. ~PrimRoseMama
    The Benes Boys were born 9/3/13! woooo
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