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Itchy Dry Skin!!!!

Hello I am 37weeks,
   I have been experiencing extreme itchy and dry Skin !! I have tried co co butter , chalomine lotion, cortisone, co co butter oil that is specifically for itching and dry skin and nothing is working I've noticed dry looking patches on my back sides stomach and even my arms now. Has anyone had this experience late in the third trimester if so what did you use to treat it its so irritating and I'm scared to keep scratching because I don't want stretch marks ' helppppp
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A lot of people use coconut oil. Supposedly it helps.
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I'm in the same boat! Mine just started last night. I'm 35 weeks. My Dr said any itch cream will be OK to work, but for me I'm gonna need a huge bottle! Was told benadryl at night is OK to take. Mine is horrible it's driving me crazy!
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I have the same thing I'm 39 weeks and a few weeks ago I started itching more at night befor bed and I told mt doc and he said its a thing called "pups" it acures in like 10% of pregnant women and last until after delivery
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Like others said try coconut oil or something which had vitamin E in it. I'm in the UK  and we use something called bio oil
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You should tell your ob. Theirs a condition that make you itchy and have dry skin. You may have to get induce. I forgot the name of the condition. Best wishes.
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I went and bought Aveeno body wash and lotion and it has helped so much! May want to try that.
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I'm a first time mom and I just reached the third trimester but my skin has been dry and my hands especially have been really bad and nothing has seemed to work for me either but my husband got me Aquaphor healing ointment advanced therepy from eucerin and it's the only thing that has had significant results on my hands:)good luck! I hope you find something to help you soon! And I hope this helps! God bless you!
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I started using curel lotion at about 34 wks. Its helped tremendously !
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