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How Does Pregnancy Affect Your Skin
In several ways: Your skin goes through several changes during pregnancy. Some areas become darker due to changes in the pigment of your skin. Luckily, this generally fades. Blood vessels can become for prominent, moles can change in appearance & stretch marks develop due to connective tissue changes. Itching may be normal or a sign of something more concerning. Always discuss any skin changes with your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
How can pregnancy affect your skin? I have tiny very small red spots popping up all over my body. Not itchy or hurt just tiny red spots
I am 32 weeks of pregnancy.. I drink apple juice mix with carrot juice everyday! does it make my baby have black skin? Or any affect?
No effect: On baby. Drinking apple-carrot juice won't make your baby black. ...Read more
Can infected abd surgical site affect my baby?Pus under skin after complaint of severe surgical pain.Only amoxicillin because of the pregnancy per md
Yes: The infection if it stays localized will not affect your baby at all. If it were to become systemic, that is, if the bacteria were to move into your bloodstream, then that could affect the baby. If it's not getting better see your doctor again. If you have concerns about your doctor, consider getting a second opinion. Amoxicillin is a good anabiotic but may not be first in line for skin infection. ...Read more
Will hemorrhoids and anal fissures affect pregnancy.There is no bleeding also.Only irritation.It is below the anal region as loose hanging skin piece
No, but ...: No hemorrhoids or fissure will not affect the pregnancy, but pregrenacy does increase intra-abdominal pressure and that can worsen hemorrhoids and anal fissure. Use a natural fiber such as citrucel and eat smart to keep your bowel movements soft and regular to reduce the effects of pregancy on hemorroids and anal fissure. Try not to sit on the toliet very long and try not to strain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worth a try: I agree with dr. Carroll that moisturizer and time will help. I also recommend taking a 20 gram tube of prescription strength 0.025% tretinoin and mixing it with an entire 1 lb tub of either cerave or cetaphil cream and applying 3-4 times a week. More frequently or higher strength will work but will give you a dermatitis so this seems to balance results with minimal irritation. Give it 9 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of elasticity: As the skin expands to accomodate the growing pregnancy, it will lose some of it's elasticity. Every woman is different and therefore will be affected by this differently. Somewhat obviously, the larger the baby, or with multiples, the skin will stretch more and this may ultimatley result in more sagging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnancy Changes: Itching, dry skin is a common complaint among pregnant women. Changes in the body's production of hormones, as well as the stretching of the skin to accomodate the growing baby, can cause unpleasant and annoying itching that may be occasional or constant. The onset of dry hair during pregnancy typically occurs during the second trimester and can occur in hair that had not experienced dryness befor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chloasma: Chloasma is a required hypermelanosis of sun-exposed areas occurred during pregnancy and it can affect 50-70% of pregnant women. It presents as symmetric hyperpigmented macules, which can confluent or punctuate. The most common locations are the cheeks, the upper lip, the chin and the forehead. The exact mechanism by which pregnancy affects the process of melanogenesis is unknown. ...Read more
Dry skin after birth: After you deliver, there are numerous changes in your body. Estrogen levels drop and sometimes these are resposible for dry skin and even some hair loss. The estrogen levels should return to normal in a couple of months and your skin should return to being more supple and soft. In the meantime make sure to keep hydrated and use a gentle moisturizer that is fragrance free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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