Itching alot!

Hi ladies, im 15 weeks and 1 day now, Just wondering how to ease/stop itching. For some reason my body just feels itchy like hell (especially my arms) i cream them after washing and it feels like i dont.

Ive had excema (spelt it wrong!) when i was a child and since then i havent had it. Could it be that its reoccurring again? I use a sensitive soap (simple) as my skin does get irritated, i stick to one perfume and cream everyday using dove. Any help/advice is much appreciated :) xx

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When I was 7 weeks I got a ridiculous rash all over my body. The itching was agony. Went docs for some cream but nothing helped and it went on its own. I know u didn't mention a rash, but I was told by my doctor that itching and rashes can be very common in pregnancy as your body is reacting to so much change and hormone surges. I had cool baths at the time as heat can make itching a lot worse. Otherwise there was not a lot I could do and it cleared after about a week and a half/two weeks. If concerned about anything or its prolonged, check with your doc....sometimes nice to be checked over and reassured :-)


Yeah i havent got no rash, just itchiness! Thanks 4 the advice! I have a midwifes appointment soon so ill let her know x



I believe the itchy-ness we get during pregnancy is just another one of those pregnancy perks "im afraid"

Bearing in mind you don't get a widespread rash all in the itchy areas & beyond it usually some something we need to maintain.

Im 25+ wks & since about week 20 of pregnancy I find it definitely has it moments.

I just always keep in mind that once the baby is born it'll all calm down again.



I was going mad with itching and my partner bought me this cream in boots, think its coussons baby bump body lotion & it had this ingredient that is designed to help stop the itching, it worked amazing. I have to say I don't normally recommend buying products designed for pregnant as I think a lot of hype but no difference to ordinary stuff except price but this really worked. Mite be worth a shot, otherwise loose clothing & cool baths will help. Good luck x


Did they do a blood test to check your liver function? It is relevant especially if you feel sick or have developed a bit of jaundice. In the

meaning calamine lotion and chamomile compresses can help you. Also cold shower. Check out


Hiya if your really itchy without a rash ask your midwife for a liver function test with bile acids, it COULD be a condition called obstetric choleastasis, dont worry or fret a simple blood test can tell them, however it is strongly believed you can't get OC before the third trimester this belief is wrong so insist on a blood test if it does confirm it don't research it on the Internet go to a website called they can give you all the information you need. I'm a 2 time ICP mum and on pregnancy no3 waiting for it all to start again. Xx


OC likely cause when itching is on palms and soles of feet


Not always the case, drs look for localised itching especially on hands and feet but the itching can be anywhere on the body, I suffered mainly on my arms, legs and face even inside my mouth and had severe OC, severe itching anywhere on the body during pregnancy should always be investigated with a blood test. Always better to be checked. Xx


Thsnks girls for your comments! They have been very helpful



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