U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 28-year-old member asked:

Why is my skin more dry since giving birth?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ian Taras
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Dehydration: If you are nursing (breast feeding) then you'll have increased water intake needs. During my wife's pregnancy we used to use a 5-gallon bottle of delivered water (you don't necessarily need special water, but it helps for this analogy) every 2 weeks. After she delivered and was nursing, we used 3 of those bottles every 2 weeks! dehydration can lead to dry skin. There are also hormone shifts!
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Maybe: It may be the time of year.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have dry skin after giving birth?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 54 years experience
Yes: It is possible to have dry skin after pregnancy as the hormonal changes may trigger this.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Why is my skin more oily since giving birth?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amy Herold
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Hormones: Changes in hormone levels can cause changes in the texture and surface of your hair, skin, and nails. Things usually return to normal within a few months.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 23, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.