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The last few days i have been really itchy all over and just now i went to have a bath and noticed i have weird red blotches all down my arms/legs/back/hips and patches of dry, flaking skin?
Could this be a pregnancy related thing?
It sounds like eczema - which can come or get worse during pg. Hormones can do lots of weird things to your skin actually.
Sure does... I had it with my first son n i went to the doctors n he told me to get this antihisamine which is safe during prengnacy n within days it was gone... Best of luck...
Could be eczema, i have suffered with it throughout my life and it did flare up on my thighs this pregnancy.
I think i was just shocked to see so much - it does look and feel like eczema.
Stupid hormones *sigh*
for the next week try only washing with qv wash and have a bath with their bath oil too, it helped me a lot.
Moo Goo is wonderfully soothing if you can find some ... bit expensive though. I got my tub at Vitality Health Foods who have shops in Brisbane and Ipswich.
ETA: I checked the list of ingredients and they do have milk proteins in there, so you need to be careful of your triggers as per Tami's warning below.
Works a treat on DD2s dry patches, though.
With the moo goo, though, you need to be careful if you've got a milk/soy protein intolerance (I do which is part of the reason I get eczema). If you cross react to other animal dairy proteins (ie sheep, goats etc) then it's best to stay away.
I've read somewhere it can be a liver thing too, so maybe get it checked out.
My dermo flared up with this PG too, not much fun is it.
I think we need to start an itchy red rash group:laughing:
I know how you feel. I'm 20 weeks and I too have developed a really burning and itchy blotchy rash over my stomach and legs. Doctors think it's an allergic reaction????
There is a pregnancy related condition called PUPPS. I just googled it and the rash looks exactly like mine. I've got an appointment tomorrow so I'm gonna ask about it.
Hi, just wanted to add that itching can be a problem, the Pupps thing mentioned previously. I had it with my last pregnancy - the itching I mean, and had a blood test to rule anything out.
I still ask about it at my next appointment :yes:
Just letting you know that I got my rash checked and it is PUPPS. My OB says it is common in pregnancy and is no risk to the unborn baby. They just treat it with steriod based creams.
Hope this helps, but yeah I would definitley find out.
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