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Doctor insights on: Does Your Skin Peel When You're Pregnant

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Dr. Sheila Calderon Dr. Calderon
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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I'm four months pregnant and my skin is so dry and peeling?

I'm four months pregnant and my skin is so dry and peeling?

Drink more water: Avoid caffeine since that can add to dehydration. Also avoid alcohol while pregnant. It is safe to use skin hydration creams as well as moisturizers. See your doctor if increasing your water intake does not resolve the issue.

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Dr. John Despain Dr. Despain
Dermatology
33 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Do the skin on your stomach peel when pregnant?

Do the skin on your stomach peel when pregnant?

Not usually: Unlikely caused directly by pregnancy. Suspect you are applying something you are sensitive to. Use cetaphil cream on it.

Dr. Robert Peppercorn Dr. Peppercorn
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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My nipples is peeling skin can I be pregnant?

My nipples is peeling skin can I be pregnant?

Peeling nipples: Peeling of this area is usually due to irritation from clothing or friction from activity. There is a possibility of allergy to detergent or fabric softener. If you think, you're pregnant, buy a home pregnancy test.

Dr. Lawrence Meyerson Dr. Meyerson
Dermatology
52 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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I am 32 wk pregnant. I hv got many stretch mark on stomach and now my skin start to peel on stomach. Is there any issue and can I do something for it?

I am 32 wk pregnant. I hv got many stretch mark on stomach and now my skin start to peel on stomach. Is there any issue and can I do something for it?

Not serious.: Stretch marks are normal and not really preventable. If the skin is dry and peeling, would use a heavy moisturizer such as aquaphor and use a very mild soap like dove to bathe with. Enjoy your new baby when it comes!

Dr. Donald Shenenberger Dr. Shenenberger
Dermatology
21 years in practice
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
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Infected rashes and peeling skin at the same time while pregnant. Do I see ob or who?

Infected rashes and peeling skin at the same time while pregnant. Do I see ob or who?

Dermatologist: You should certainly have your OB have a look but this may require a dermatologist. There are some dermatologic conditions that can occur specifically during pregnancy. A dermatologist can help to determine what is going on.

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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I'm 4 months pregnant and I have peeling burning skin around the creases of my nose, and dry itchy flakey skin. Is this normal? And why?

I'm 4 months pregnant and I have peeling burning skin around the creases of my nose, and dry itchy flakey skin. Is this normal? And why?

Yes: It's normal to experience these types of dry skin changes in pregnancy. Drink lots of lots of water, that may help. You may want to try a moisturizer on your face if you haven't already. Why, is because your metabolism is on super drive providing energy and nutrition for the developing baby.

Dr. Anifat Balogun Dr. Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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What happens if I get a chemical peel while pregnant?

What happens if I get a chemical peel while pregnant?

Peel while pregnant?: Chemical peels are not recommended for use on pregnant or lactating women. Microdermabrasion is indeed a great option. Continue with a customized skin care regimen and daily sun protection for best skin health.

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Is it okay for my nose to peel while pregnant?

Is it okay for my nose to peel while pregnant?

Pregnancy-specific: Benign skin condition from normal hormonal changes. Most skin conditions resolve postpartum, no worries. Best of luck.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is your chest supposed to start peeling when your pregnant?

Is your chest supposed to start peeling when your pregnant?

Med eval: I have not heard of this. Please contact your obstetrician or dermatologist.

Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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I'm pregnant & I've been told I have to really wash the fruit bfore I eat it cause of toxoplasmosis. What about mandarines? Wash them after I peel them?

I'm pregnant & I've been told I have to really wash the fruit bfore I eat it cause of toxoplasmosis. What about mandarines? Wash them after I peel them?

Inside of fruit shou: Should be fine, u need to wash the outside of any fruit u eat well, more common to get toxo from a cat or an infected person.

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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I am peeling clear urine during pregnancy, is this normal?

I am peeling clear urine during pregnancy, is this normal?

Yes: This is always normal, usually means you are well hydrated.

Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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My lips are peeling from the inside edge in little strips, I'm pregnant, what is it and how can I treat this?

My lips are peeling from the inside edge in little strips, I'm pregnant, what is it and how can I treat this?

Multiple factors: Lips can be cracked and peeling from a vitamin deficiency such as vitamin b. Also from dehydration which is common in pregnancy. Try using an overt the counter lip balm and see your doctor about a possible vitamin deficiency.

Dr. Alan Faustino Dr. Faustino
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Last month my wife took anti pregnancy peel which effect dis month cycle only few drops...Is it requires doc attention.?

Last month my wife took anti pregnancy peel which effect dis month cycle only few drops...Is it requires doc attention.?

No: The pill to prevent pregnancy is actually a hormone pill so it is not uncommon for it to disrupt the menstral cycle, however, this does not mean that it worked. She may still be pregnant so I recommend getting a pregnancy test immediately as many women "spot" while they are pregnant.

Dr. Robert Hartman Dr. Hartman
Dermatology
35 years in practice
Other
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Sodium laureth sulfate, ginseng extract, grapefruit peel extract and papaya extract. Are any of these ingredients bad when pregnant?

Sodium laureth sulfate, ginseng extract, grapefruit peel extract and papaya extract. Are any of these ingredients bad when pregnant?

Be natural: No need in pregnancy to exposure yourself to any chemical needlessly. Be natural and avoid what you really don't need anyway.

Dr. Elaine Gantz-Weberman Dr. Gantz-Weberman
Dentistry
35 years in practice
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
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What can I use on my dry and peeling lips in pregnancy?

What can I use on my dry and peeling lips in pregnancy?

Chap stick, vaseline: Chap stick and vaseline are two good moisturizers for lips. You can also use a lip gloss or lip stick as long as there isn't anything in it that would further dry your lips.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Why does the belly button of a pregnant woman peel?

Why does the belly button of a pregnant woman peel?

Rapid cell growth: Pregnancy enhances very rapid cell division including the skin when pregnant.

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Pregnant. Have a cut under my thumbnail from peeling oranges. Got raw egg under the thumbnail. Washed w/ reg soap, not antibcterial. Is this dangerous?

Pregnant. Have a cut under my thumbnail from peeling oranges. Got raw egg under the thumbnail. Washed w/ reg soap, not antibcterial. Is this dangerous?

No worries: Regular soap and water is just fine. All over the world, pregnant woman get injured with all sorts of stuff. Fortunately, the human body is pretty resilient and usually comes through fine. Washing with soap and water is adequate for tiny wounds. If a infection is seen later, a doctor can treat it.

Dr. Glenn Messina Dr. Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
31 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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