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A 29-year-old female asked:

25 weeks pregnant. my breasts are very itchy especially around the nipples and some of the skin around it looks dry and flaky. is this normal? help!

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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Probably: In general pregnant women are more prone to itching due to changes in hormones. Other factors may play a role including certain soaps and detergents preferably unscented products are better then scented products. It is also better to take less frequent shorter lukewarm showers versus long frequent hot showers . However i would have it looked at to rule out other causes of itch and to get treatment.

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Last updated Mar 12, 2019

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