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14/06/2013 at 08:35
I'm experience itchy all over my feet and hands. It's really irritating me, this is my first pregnant and I am 23 weeks as of today.. I have no idea what to do except apply anti itchy cream "cortizone.10". Sometimes it's help me not to feel itchy but after 3 hours its all coming back again.. It's really a irritatinI and annoying during my sleep...
14/06/2013 at 09:26
You need to ring your labour ward and get an appointment ASAP to have your bile acids checked. Itchy hands and feet is a sign of icp and this needs managing.
If managed and diagnosed it is ok but left undetected it puts your baby at risk of still birth and foetal distress.
Beat to get it ruled out.
Let us know how you go x
21/07/2013 at 11:00
Hi I am 34 weeks pregnant and for the past 2 weeks I have not been able to sleep through itching my hands and feet and then my tummy it is doing my head iAmanda I am a high risk pregnancy anyone got any advice xx
21/07/2013 at 11:02
That was ment to say I am a high risk pregnancy
21/07/2013 at 19:08
Beat advice is to tell your midwife straight away.
21/08/2013 at 09:15
I am so glad to see all these posts. I am currently only 11 weeks into my pregnancy and have been plagued by severe itching on hands and feet mostly and all over my body since early on. I told my OBGYN and they had me switch my soap and lotion to see if it was an allergic reaction. I do not feel this is a reaction but the same issue you all feel you have. I am however feeling anxiety to as why I have these symptoms so early and from what I have read it usually comes on in the 2nd or 3rd trimester. I honestly dont know how I will make it through this pregnancy with this severe itching.
21/08/2013 at 13:33
I was the same... and still am with 32 days to go.
Get to the doctors for some antihistamine helps wonders... xxx
22/08/2013 at 13:52
It is possible for ICP to occur in early pregnancy. But it is more common in the 3rd trimester. See ICP SUpport UK.
You must get bloods tested and be monitored to at least rule it out.
Anti-hystamine do not help ICP itching. But they are prescribed to aid sleep. If anti-hystamine works its liable to be an itch due to allergy.
Please get seen and ahave your bile acids tested!
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