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Is severely itchy skin, especially hands and feet during the night with no rash a normal sign in late 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

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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What causes itchy skin during pregnancy?

What causes itchy skin during pregnancy?

Hormones: Changes in liver contribute to itching. There are several rashes associated with pregnancy, papular pruritic pupp, impetigo herpetiformis, as well as eczema which can worsen in pregnancy. Topical Sarna can be helpful for first line symptomatic treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take homeopathy during pregnancy and im 3month..becouse i have itchy skin get red bumps all over my body..cant tolerate..almost everyday?

Is it safe to take homeopathy during pregnancy and im 3month..becouse i have itchy skin get red bumps all over my body..cant tolerate..almost everyday?

You are a victim: Homeopathy is a SCAM. There is never any benefit except as a placebo. The purveyors of these useless but expensive products prey on people who are without benefit of modern, scientific medical knowledge.Best advise is to THROW IT AWAY. ...Read more

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Itchy skin all over,no fever,decreased appetite, trouble sleeping, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, flank pain, neg pregnancy test, fast heart beat. Help?

Itchy skin all over,no fever,decreased appetite, trouble sleeping, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, flank pain, neg pregnancy test, fast heart beat. Help?

Infection: You sound like you have either pelvic inflammatory disease or pyelonephritis - both are serious infections. If you don't have fever, I suspect you either actually do (later in the day) or will soon. You should be seen by your doctor today for a urinalysis and abdominal/pelvic exam . ...Read more

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During my pregnancy i had dark urine and itchy skin. My lab work was always normal. No gest diabetes. Is pancreatic cancer possible? Baby is now 2 mo.

During my pregnancy i had dark urine and itchy skin. My lab work was always normal. No gest diabetes. Is pancreatic cancer possible? Baby is now 2 mo.

Why think of that?: Pancreatic cancer is not something you should be thinking. It is rare under 50 years of age and would cause lot many other symptoms than dark urine(which can happen from jaundice or bile obstruction). You are well, so quit worrying! ...Read more

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Itchy sore clitoris during early pregnancy. Should i be worried or is this normal? Also noticed feeling like that makes me reach orgasms faster...

Itchy sore clitoris during early pregnancy. Should i be worried or is this normal? Also noticed feeling like that makes me reach orgasms faster...

Exam: The best thing to do is to schedule a visit with your obgyn so that they can do an examination and make sure everything is normal. Yeast, trichomoniasis, herpes and other infections can cause itching and soreness. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Hormone changes: Hormone changes are most likely but if you are not drinking as much (possibly due to nausea or sickness) and are dehydrated, that would also contribute. Use a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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Itchy on legs during 22 weeks of pregnancy, any ways to solve this problem?

Itchy on legs during 22 weeks of pregnancy, any ways to solve this problem?

Find the cause: Different conditions can cause itchy skin durin g pregnancy. If your skin is dry- applying hypoallergenic lotion should help. Eczema can be worse during pregnancy. Increase level of estrogen in some women can also cause redness and itchiness on the skin. If you have also symptoms like nausea, decrease apetite, mild jaundice etc- intrahepatic cholestasis should be ruled out. Discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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Hello. i suffer from blackheads and itchy skin. what can i do to have normal skin ?

Hello.  i suffer from blackheads and itchy skin. what can i do to have normal skin ?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more