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Is It Normal To Have Dry Skin After Pregnancy
If prone to dry skin: The big change in hormones after a woman delivers may have some effect on the types and amounts of moisture and oils in the skin. Other than that, the reasons for dry skin after pregnancy are the same as the reasons for dry skin before pregnancy, such as: low humidity, frequent washing, soaps, past history of eczema, etc... One can avoid long, hot showers, use a humidifier, and use lots of cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more
Hormones & skin: The multitude of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can affect the skin. There are some specific rashes that occur in pregnancy which follow a distinct pattern (PUPPP), while other patients can develop itchy skin. If the skin is simply dry, then a dry skin care program with natural oils can suffice. If there is an underlying rash, it should be evaluated by a Dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
15 weeks twin pregnancy(first),just tired+lower backache left side,dry skin,NO other symptoms at all and cant feel movement yet is this normal?
I'm 33, had 2 pregnancy in last 4 yrs have 2 kids! loosing lots of hair n have a very dry skin. What can I do?
Have it evaluated: There are medical problems that can cause these issues. See a doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more
Is dry skin a symptom of pregnancy? I took several pregnancy tests and they were all negative. Its 82 days since intercourse. Had 3 light periods
Dry skin: Home urine pregnancy tests are very accurate. If you have several negative tests and it's been 82 days since intercourse, you're not pregnant. An under active thyroid can cause both dry skin and skipped periods. There are lots of possible causes of skipped periods. See a provider for thyroid and other testing. If not wanting pregnancy, be sure to discuss an effective contraception too. ...Read more
What causes dry skin on belly, arms, legs during early pregnancy? I'm 9w2d and skin is flaky. Never had this before. Areolas are a little itchy?
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
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