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25/04/2015 at 03:31
I'm itchy all over! Lower legs, thighs, tummy, bikini line, arm pits, back, scalp. ..I'm going crazy. It's really getting me down my OB checked my liver and was normal so probably not cholestasis. Phew. .so I guess my question is, has anyone else suffered with this and DOES IT GO AWAY AFTER I GIVE BIRTH? (due in august) I've found some relief with peppermint and lavender essential oils but no cure. .I don't think I can live like this the rest of my life......
25/04/2015 at 10:16
Hi kflo - and poor you! All that itching sounds unbearable!
Is the itching mainly in the folds of your skin - armpits, insides of elbows and knees? Or is it more bumpy, with raised red lumps and large inflamed areas, that started on your tummy?
I'm only asking because I know eczema can hit you in pregnancy (it did me) and there are also a couple of other (non-serious) itchy pregnancy conditions.
You might also want to try asking the lovely folks in our Due In August Birth Club - it would be lovely if you could pop along and say hello anyway! Maybe one of them has the magic solution!
26/04/2015 at 00:18
I've had itchiness mainly on my boobs and I'm only 12 weeks, I hope you find a solution soon and I hope I do too
Cuz waking up to itch isn't fun xx
26/04/2015 at 19:15
This was my first pregnancy symptom! I have two patches of skin either side of my hip bones that are really dry and itchy, to the point that I made it bleed before I know I was pregnant. Now I'm just putting coco butter on every day when I get out of the shower and in the evenings. It's got much better now
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