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16/12/2017 at 21:00
I am 14 weeks pregnant and haven't had too many symptoms apart from tiredness. However, this week I have been terribly itchy! I just want to scratch my skin off. It's my boobs, tummy, legs and head. I even got my mam to check my head for nits it's that bad. My skin is red raw and marked from my scratching. Does anyone have any remedies or advice to help?
17/12/2017 at 07:35
I'm 16 weeks and I've had this for the past fortnight. It's driving me insane! Only thing I can suggest thats worked for me is moisturising. I find a thicker cream provides more instant relief but if you are able to use an oil or something as well that's good. Weirdly, keeping the cream somewhere colder seemed to help too.
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19/12/2017 at 01:59
If you're both still experiencing excessive itchiness please research or ask your doctor about ICP. It's a little known condition in pregnancy, and worth checking out to be safe. I'm sure you're both fine, but a professional reassurance is always the best option x
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