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    Default 23 weeks and itching badly

    Hi ladies. I'm new to this forum and currently pregnant with my first child at 23 weeks.

    Since early pregnancy I had a itch that was unbearable. It lasted from about week 8-14 then stopped when I stopped iron supplements. I then started the iron again at week 19 and the itch came back.

    We did think it was an allergic reaction but it's been 4 weeks since I stopped taking it and I'm still itchy all over.

    I had a blood test last week checking my liver function and bile acids and they came back fine

    What else can cause the itching and what works to get rid of it as I am not sleeping and I have scabs all over my body.

    Thanks in advance

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    It could be hives. I had chronic hives last year that lasted for 6 months that were triggered by stress. Hives can also be triggered by an allergic reaction. My doctor put me on two different antihistamines a day but that's not possible when you are pregnant. Maybe try and get into a doctor that specialises in allergies.

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    It's the worst feeling- I know how you feel.

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    I had this with my second pregnancy and I have it again now with my 4th. It was so severe with my second I ended up being put on steroids to control the itch, nothing else helped it and I bought atleast 10 oils, creams and wash things to help. My liver function was also fine.

    I'm 32 weeks and going crazy with the itching but again nothing is helping. I'm hoping my doctor can help with more ideas on Thursday but last time they put it down to a hormone imbalance. I had no rash or anything visible on my skin.

    Hope you can sort it, it sends me crazy!


 

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