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Itching during third trimester

I have been having following symptoms for past two weeks. Please suggest the cause and remedy for this.

Itching in legs and arms, without any rashes or hives
Itching gets very intense during night time
Cant sleep more than 4 hrs at night
I was asked to take Benadryl by nurse for relief from itching and to get sleep. Is it safe for baby.
I have tried using moisturizer and avoided hot water bath, but no relief

Is it a common symptom of pregnancy or is it something i should be worried about. Please suggest.
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Yes join going thru it to and have been for awhile and Benadryl is very safe to take.
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My neck and chin get itchy at random times, I've taken Benadryl its perfectly safe to take & will help you sleep
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itching could be a symptom of something else...if the itching is mostly at night and that severe I would worry about scabbies... I've had it and its no fun.. didn't have a rash with it either....just a thought?
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I been getting itching in my legs and arms and have a really hard time falling asleep. I was told it wad anxiety,  what really helps me out is taking a quick cool shower.
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I got it many years ago..Just after high school I itched so bad at night couldn't sleep but a few hours.. took late night showers to help itching. went to the doctors many times for them to say it's allergies, stress and even took a bi-op of my skin etc. 6 months later my sister goes in and on the first visit says she has it..I freaking suffered all that time..my advice would be to just suggest it tothe doctor and ask if you can have the medicine...You can also tell by looking at your hands of there is unexplained scabs or see little grooves... I wouldn't want you to suffer like I did then maybe pass it on to the baby...
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the medicine is just a lotion...
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