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itchy!

I'm told itchy skin is part of the third trimester, but its been pretty intense. Any one else have it bad (to the point of getting bumps/rashes) and what do you use to help?
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7933716 tn?1396133974
I try not.to.itch my tummy.cus I heard that when you utch yiu get stretch marks and that really loose kind of stretch marks I use palmers tummy cream it works really good I dont have any stretch marks
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you can use a non-scented lotion, maybe one with vitamin E. i like Aveeno

also, don't use soap when you shower - you really don't need it (i just use it in certain places - armpits and butt crack).  just scrub with a wash cloth, you can use a hypoallergenic non-scented moisturizing body wash. but a plain wash cloth might be the best thing.
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My tummy really didn't itch, it my knees, elbows, and breasts that have been bad. I will definitely try not using soap. Thanks for the advice!
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Yer soap dries out ur skin and that palmers cocoa butter works really well everytime im itchy I use that to stop the temptation  coz iv heard scratching can cause stretchmarks to
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I recommend you put lotion on at least twice a day bc it moistizes your skin to prevent itchiness
8761100 tn?1399729425
If it's a rash, go see a dermatologist. It could be PUPPPs. They'll give you a cream that is better than the crap at the store
5034082 tn?1396571718
Keep an eye on it. Like razor_mommy said it could be pupps. I got it the last week or so of my pregnancy and I was miserable. It doesnt go away until after the baby is born.
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Hi have you had blood tests to check your liver function? Itchyness can be a sign of your liver struggling. Ive got the same problem with itching atm and am waiting for my blood results in the mean time I am using pinetarsol bath oil and soap it is really good for itchiness. You can get it from the pharmancy and is fine to use while pregnant.
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