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How do I stop my hands from turning red when pregnant?

How do I stop my hands from turning red when pregnant?

Depends: First: we need to figure out why this is happening. Start with a thorough history and physical administered by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Palms of hands red, pregnant. Related?

Palms of hands red, pregnant. Related?

Yes: Some of the hormones produced during pregnancy and some vascular changes can cause reddening of the palms. It is harmless. ...Read more

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Pregnant. I noticed a tiny red dot on palm of hand, appears to be under skin. Has been there for about 2 weeks. What could it be?

Pregnant. I noticed a tiny red dot on palm of hand, appears to be under skin. Has been there for about 2 weeks. What could it be?

Visualize : Without seeing the reason I do not think we will be able to comment on the possible cause. Consider scheduling a virtual visit and attaching an image with one of our primary care doctors ...Read more

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I have red, itchy, slightly painful patches on the palms of my hands and soles on my feet. I'm 7 months pregnant. Should I be worried?

I have red, itchy, slightly painful patches on the palms of my hands and soles on my feet. I'm 7 months pregnant. Should I be worried?

ObstetricCholestasis: The buildup of estrogen during pregnancy can cause your liver to start retaining bile salt, and this causes itching that can be severe, often on the palms and soles. Sometimes it leads to jaundice (whites of eyes turn yellow). Treatment is creams and baths - it will get better after delivery. Talk to your doctor about it, there is slight increased chance of premature delivery or complications. ...Read more

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My girlfriend and I gave eachother hand jobs 7 days ago. She is now having pain in her breasts and is discharging red/brown blood. Is she pregnant?

My girlfriend and I gave eachother hand jobs 7 days ago. She is now having pain in her breasts and is discharging red/brown blood. Is she pregnant?

Pregnant: She may be experiencing symptoms from trauma or infection. If there was sperm involved a pregnancy test would be advisable. Have her checked by her doctor. All the best sorting through this. ...Read more

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Im 30 weeks pregnant. Did a lot of yard work today. Ever since, hands itch like crazy(mostly left). No redness /visible rash at all. What causes this

Im 30 weeks pregnant. Did a lot of yard work today. Ever since, hands itch like crazy(mostly left). No redness /visible rash at all. What causes this

Contact dermatitis: Certain plants ( not necessarily Poison Ivy only)- have antigens that can cause allergic reaction when our skin gets in touch with them. Wash out all itchy parts properly then try over the counter hydrocortisone- twice/ day. Five days of therapy--- no improvement in sptoms, see ur MD ...Read more

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What to do for raised red itchy bumps on hands and fingers during pregnancy?

What to do for raised red itchy bumps on hands and fingers during pregnancy?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Super cold feet and hands 11w3d pregnant taking hot showers. Hands get red but no other body part does. Don't feel overheated. Is my baby safe? ?

Super cold feet and hands 11w3d pregnant taking hot showers. Hands get red but no other body part does. Don't feel overheated. Is my baby safe? ?

Red: Were you exposed to cold ? The response sounds like raynaud's . Dressing appropriately for any exposure to cold is key if it is raynauds. See your podiatrist for help and /or family doc. ...Read more

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Im pregnant and my arms and hands have been breaking out very bad. They are red and rough and burn very bad, does anyone have any ideas?

Im pregnant and my arms and hands have been breaking out very bad. They are red and rough and burn very bad, does anyone have any ideas?

See dermatologist: There are several rashes associated with pregnancy pupp, pruritic gravidarun, and herpes gestations. These are not localized to the arms. The first two are uncomfortable but not serious. The third can affect the baby and is usually characterized by blisters. This is probably an eczema which has flared during pregnancy. Until you are seen use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and aquaphor. ...Read more

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Itching and redness with bumps on feet accompanied with swelling, 32 weeks pregnant and very concerned. Starting to spread on my hands?

Itching and redness with bumps on feet accompanied with swelling, 32 weeks pregnant and very concerned. Starting to spread on my hands?

Contact dermatitis : Your condition may be the result of some localized hypersensitive reaction secondary to shoe wear with transfer and spreading to the hands. As you described very well, the presence of itchiness, redness, and swelling is indicative of a cutaneous reaction after skin exposure to trigger materials. A medical consult is warranted due to your pregnancy. Otherwise, otc steroids will work as treatments. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant if i had sperm in my hand then touch my vagina? Now on my suspected period date i have pinkish blood on liner but red when wiped

Can i get pregnant if i had sperm in my hand then touch my vagina? Now on my suspected period date i have pinkish blood on liner but red when wiped

Maybe: That would depend on how much sperm (semen) was on the fingers, how far up the vagina the fingers went, how fertile the sperm are, where in her monthly cycle she is (fertile days vs. nonfertile days), etc... If worried about pregnancy, one can do a home urine pregnancy test 3 weeks later, if no regular period comes. ...Read more

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13 weeks pregnant, woke up with redness across nose and cheeks tingly hands, have uti starting meds tomorrow. Preg been good, is this to worry about?

13 weeks pregnant, woke up with redness across nose and cheeks tingly hands, have uti starting meds tomorrow. Preg been good, is this to worry about?

Should be fine: You've been seen by your doctor and prescribed medication so as long as you stick to the game plan and take your antibiotics as well as follow whatever other instructions you may've been given such as plenty fluids, water, avoid caffeinated beverages, etc. all should be well. If you have any further questions don't hesitate to write me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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I am 35 weeks pregnant and my hands get very swallen, red and fingers sometimes hurt no high blood pressure is it normal?

I am 35 weeks pregnant and my hands get very swallen,  red and fingers sometimes hurt no high blood pressure is it normal?

Yes: Swelling in pregnancy is very common. Watch your salt intake and drink a little lemon in your water as this may help. It is most important to keep an eye on your blood pressure and it sounds as though you have. ...Read more

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Pregnancy rash what is it? Started in belly button then random bumps not red unless scrached some small clusters very itchy. Now spotty hands

Pregnancy rash what is it? Started in belly button then random bumps not red unless scrached some small clusters very itchy. Now spotty hands

PUPPP: Pruritic and urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy - now you know why it's called the puppp rash. It's a skin change in pregnancy without an obvious cause, but felt to be related to pregnancy hormones. Topical, or sometime oral, steroids are used to alleviate symptoms. ...Read more

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I am6 weeks pregnant have been having bleeding for 4 days 2 days ago i passed a red looking jelly bean the size of a thumb nail. Is this a miscarriage?

I am6 weeks pregnant have been having bleeding for 4 days 2 days ago i passed a red looking jelly bean the size of a thumb nail. Is this a miscarriage?

Small clot: It sounds like you passed a smal blood clot. You are certainly having a threatened miscarriage but without some bloodwork and/or an ultrasound we won't be able to tell you if there is still a developing pregnancy. ...Read more