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Doctor insights on: Itchy Legs And Feet During Pregnancy

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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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Are itchy legs a sign of early pregnancy? As well as the feeling of a "let down " in breasts? I'm expectin my period soon.

Are itchy legs a sign of early pregnancy? As well as the feeling of a "let down " in breasts? I'm expectin my period soon.

Not usual: Itchy legs are not a typical sign of pregnancy.
Breast tenderness is, however...
This may be pre menstrual too.
Good luck, whatever you are hoping for! ...Read more

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I gave birth to # 6, two weeks ago. Now I have really itchy legs, feet, hands, and scalp. Is this normal? (Never had this with my five others)

I gave birth to # 6, two weeks ago. Now I have really itchy legs, feet, hands, and scalp. Is this normal? (Never had this with my five others)

Liver tests: Have your doctor check you liver enzymes, an irritated liver can cause itching. Also it could be just dryness so make sure you are drinking lots of water and keep lotion on your skin. ...Read more

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Itchy legs, top of feet and under arms. I'm 32 weeks pregnant is this normal? I have ezcema also I can't tell if its that or something else

Itchy legs, top of feet and under arms. I'm 32 weeks pregnant is this normal? I have ezcema also I can't tell if its that or something else

Possibly normal: In pregnancy to have unusual itching. It's hormonal in nature. Eczema is usually dry, scaly and red + itchy. So, if you have itchiness alone, that's most likely pregnancy related. ...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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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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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

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I have a itchy rash on my legs, developed early pregnancy and hasn't gone away. Tried fungal creams, and neosporin no help. Dial soap makes much worse?

I have a itchy rash on my legs, developed early pregnancy and hasn't gone away. Tried fungal creams, and neosporin no help. Dial soap makes much worse?

Pregnancy rash: There is a plaque like strange-looking rash associated with pregnancy. It is usually treated with a short course of oral cortisone. However it is always a good idea to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can itchy feet be a sign of pregnancy?

Can itchy feet be a sign of pregnancy?

Not likely: In general, anytime you have a question about your pregnancy status, It is better to take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am 34 weeks pregnancy and I'm experiencing extreme itchiness over my arms, hands, feet and stomach. What can be the cause for this?

PUPPPS: Could also be Puritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy, also known as PUPPPS. It is a condition of the skin that can happen during pregnancy causing itching and skin rash. As the other doctor suggested gallbladder issues (common in pregnancy) can also cause skin itching. Best to see and discuss with your OB. Hope this helps. Best of luck and congratulations on the pregnancy. Dr R ...Read more

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Itchy legs and arms with redness and small bombs.

Itchy legs and arms with redness and small bombs.

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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What can I do for itchy legs that bruise easily! And why do they happen?

What can I do for itchy legs that bruise easily! And why do they happen?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Urgent!!! itchy legs and irritated by dirt while running. When I run or excersize I get itchy legs and irritatated by dirt easily around me? Help!

Urgent!!! itchy legs and irritated by dirt while running. When I run or excersize I get itchy legs and irritatated by dirt easily around me? Help!

Is it something else: There is such a thing as exercise induced urticaria (hives) and exercise induced anaphylaxis. Before these occur, patients describe a period of simple itching of the skin when exercising or running. Listen to your body; if break out in hives OR feel dizzy or woozy, stop, drink fluids and report to your provider or allergist. Note: sometimes only happens after eating certain foods! Crazy, huh? ...Read more

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After taking erythromycin, I notice itchy legs. Am I allergic?

After taking erythromycin, I notice itchy legs. Am I allergic?

Likely.: Or on the verge. Testing is tough to do and hard to interpret. For safety find a new antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have very itchy legs, what to do?

Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I'm reading online that itchy legs are a symptom of cancer! Is this true?

I'm reading online that itchy legs are a symptom of cancer! Is this true?

Rarely: Cancer is not a common reason to have itching on your kegs. Internet is not a good source of information about a common probelm which can have many many causes.
I would advise you to see your family doctor for physical examination to determine why you have the itching probelm and offer you treatment. A skin specialist (dermatologist) can also be helpful if the problem continues unabated. ...Read more

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L have itchy legs and they can come out in bruises when I do itch them, also I have a bad loeer back could this br a correlataion?

L have itchy legs and they can come out in bruises when I do itch them, also I have a bad loeer back could this br a correlataion?

Itchy legs: The itchy legs could be dry skin, allergies especially to common things like dairy, eczema is many times related to allergies as well. Nutritionally FFAs like evening primrose can help. Also an OTC allergy pill and moisturizers. Low back issues can cause leg problems like pain, tingling and numbness but not usually itching. Circulation problems could also be a cause of the itching. ...Read more

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Please explain what " formication" is and is there a remedy pill, cream or anything to relieve the itch, my wife is going insane with itchy legs, ?

Formication: Formication is a specific term used to describe the sensation of ants crawling in your skin, particularly in alcohol withdrawal, and it is caused by vitamin deficiency. In other occasions, it is referred as pruritus, which indicates itching or need for scratching the skin. The best is to consult a dermatologist and a general doctor to diagnose and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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Itchy legs and hands in cold weather?

Itchy legs and hands in cold weather?

Itching: Many patients are sensitive to cold weather. It can cause spasm of blood flow to the skin resulting in itching. It can also cause dry skin which also causes itching. Use a good emollient and keep your extremities warm with appropriate shoes and gloves. ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of super dry irrating itchy legs? I've taken Levocetirizine but it dosent help much. I've also tried many lotions and soaps.

Dry skin: Time to see your doctor or a dermatologist when home remedies quit working. A water softener may also be helpful if you are in an area with hard water. ...Read more

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I have itchy legs and arms at night right before sleep, no bumps, I thought it was the bed, but if I lie on my bed in the morning there's no itchiness?

I have itchy legs and arms at night right before sleep, no bumps, I thought it was the bed, but if I lie on my bed in the morning there's no itchiness?

Worse at night: Most symptoms tend to worsen at night due to the body 's efforts to wind down for a rest with drop in norepinephrine and cortisol production. Suggest that you apply a moisturizer on your body ...Read more

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Itchy legs no rash

Itchy legs no rash

Details: Are you looking for a diagnosis, a referral, or a treatment? Please provide more details in your question. ...Read more

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What's the likelihood of daughter getting MS with dad having it? She is c/o itchy legs and crawling sensation on legs.

What's the likelihood of daughter getting MS with dad having it? She is c/o itchy legs and crawling sensation on legs.

Quite low: Statistically about 3% and that figure may be on the high side. The described symptoms could be due to a dermatological condition, and less likely a peripheral nerve problem and very unlikely to represent multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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I have itchy legs but no rash for 5 months. I tried different meds / creams but nothing helps. I have not done anything different from before.?

I have itchy legs but no rash for 5 months. I tried different meds / creams but nothing helps. I have not done anything different from before.?

Maybe allergic: You can develop new allergies with age. Some people with similar symptoms get good relief with an oral antihistamine such as loratadine. Simple measures you've tried haven't worked, so you should get this checked out. ...Read more

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My whole body is itchy- legs, arms, trunk, face. Could it be the body wash I'm using (suave) or the laundry detergent (tide)?

My whole body is itchy- legs, arms, trunk, face. Could it be the body wash I'm using (suave) or the laundry detergent (tide)?

Possibly: Contact allergies can occur when an allergen is in contact with the skin. Body washes, detergents, perfumes/colognes, cosmetics, metals, etc., can all cause contact reactions. The requirement is that the allergen must be in direct contact with the skin. It is rare for these allergies to affect the entire body. In your case, I'm more concerned about an underlying virus or environmental allergy. ...Read more

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Very itchy legs after shaving. Not razor burn and doesn't show any signs/ areas of it being itchy. No allergies, what could it be?

Very itchy legs after shaving. Not razor burn and doesn't show any signs/ areas of it being itchy. No allergies, what could it be?

DRY SKIN: Sounds like either you are allergic to the shaving cream/soap you are using or your skin is "drying out" from constant shaving. Try changing to a hypo-allergenic shaving Cream and/or using a moisturizer (eg: "Curel")

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more