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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Severe Itching During Pregnancy

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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 do symptoms of severe itching during pregnancy indicate?

What do symptoms of severe itching during pregnancy indicate?

See below:: Skin may feel dry and itchy due to stretching and thightening of your belly. Changing hormones causes itching as well. Severe itching of the arms and legs could be pruritic urticarial papules and plaques during pregnancy (puppp). These itchy red spots on your skin will go away after you give birth.Itchy skin can also be a symptom of allergies or cholestasis of pregnancy. Check with your ob. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Severe itching during pregnancy?

What is the definition or description of: Severe itching during pregnancy?

Itching.: Itching is an irritating sensation that leads to the desire to scratch the skin. This can occur during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the tests for severe itching during pregnancy?

What are the tests for severe itching during pregnancy?

Usually none unless:: While itchy skin comes with the pregnancy territory, if you have severe itching -- particularly on your hands and feet -- late in pregnancy that’s accompanied by dark-colored urine, light-colored bowel movements, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and fatigue, talk to your doctor. They could be signs of cholestasis, a disease that affects the liver and that could also affect baby’s health. ...Read more

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How will my severe itching affect my new pregnancy?

How will my severe itching affect my new pregnancy?

Depends: Did you have this before you got pregnant or did it start with the pregnancy? You should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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There is crusting on my feet and on the back it has some small bubbles and often severe itching. Any treatment for this?

Yes: It sounds like athlete's foot, a common fungal infection of the skin on the feet. Try using an over-the-counter medication like Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin. Use the medications as directed, and if it doesn't improve or worsens, see your doctor. It might be another problem, requiring a different course of treatment. ...Read more

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Recurrent severe itching in vulva. Reasons? Treatment

Recurrent severe itching in vulva. Reasons? Treatment

Infection vs allergy: There are several types of infection that could cause this. It could also be some type of allergic reaction. The most common finding would be a yeast infection. I would advise a trip to see your healthcare provider to get an assessment. There is no way to tell what the cause is without doing some testing and looking at the condition so i can not recommend a treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe itching and rashes in tuberculosis treatment?

What are the causes of severe itching and rashes in tuberculosis treatment?

Drug allergy: Itching and rash may be a sign of an allergic reaction to one of the drugs being used to treat tuberculosis. You should talk to your doctor about these signs and symptoms, the drugs may need to be changed. ...Read more

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Have had treatment from my doctor for folicalitis 2x & scabies 6x but still HAVe seveRe ITCHINg?

 Have had treatment from my doctor for folicalitis  2x & scabies 6x but still HAVe seveRe  ITCHINg?

Itchy rash: Scabies may cause itching for some time after treatment but this is prolonged itching. Make sure there is no re-infection or another cause of this itching. Need to talk to your physician about seeing a dermatologist ...Read more

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I got skin growth under left breast during my pregnancy and its growing.its now half cm in 2 yrs.looks uneven.red,bubbly.twice in 1 yr itches.harmful?

I got skin growth under left breast during my pregnancy and its growing.its now half cm in 2 yrs.looks uneven.red,bubbly.twice in 1 yr itches.harmful?

Not likely: when there is friction between to areas of skin you can develop a "skin tag". they are common at the neck, arm pit, groin, and under the breast (particularly with heavier breasts) They can be easily removed. ...Read more

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My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats. ?

My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats. ?

Cholinergic ?: If he has itchy bumps also, then it is called cholinergic urticaria which flares up after the body gets heated up then cools off. This can often be prevented by taking an antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). It may go away by itself with time but is not a serious health issue. ...Read more

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Could feeling feverish, having an unpleasant taste in the mouth, plus itches all over the body be pregnancy signs?

Could feeling feverish, having an unpleasant taste in the mouth, plus itches all over the body be pregnancy signs?

Unlikely but do HPT: These are early signs of pregnany 1breast changes, like tenderness, blue veins across the breast, darkening of areola 2fatigue 3food craving or aversions 4missed period 5frequent urination 6implantation spotting 7morning sichness, nausea and vomiting 8high basal body temp not all women feel all or any symptoms except missed period.In your case the only symptom which may be due to pregnancy is feverish. ...Read more

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My daughter in law just had surgery as a result of an ectopic pregnancy. the cut is healing nicely but there is a light pink fluid coming out ever so often, the cut is clean has no smell and she has no fever. the cut itches a lot though. the fluid is so

My daughter in law just had surgery as a result of an ectopic pregnancy.  the cut is healing nicely but there is a light pink fluid coming out ever so often, the cut is clean has no smell and she has no fever. the cut itches a lot though.  the fluid is so

It depends : Whether this is normal or a problem depends on several things including how long ago she had the surgery, whether it was laparoscopic or open, and how heavy she is. This could just be a seroma (a collection of tissue fluid) draining or it can be a sign that the incision is breaking down and going to come open. She needs to bring this to the attention of her surgeon to know for sure. Hope this help ...Read more

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Am i pregnant? This last week I have experienced night time nausea with headaches, only got sick once though, and one nipple itches all the time. I took a pregnancy test that might have been out of date but still came up negative.

Am i pregnant? This last week I have experienced night time nausea with headaches, only got sick once though, and one nipple itches all the time. I took a pregnancy test that might have been out of date but still came up negative.

Hello. : Hello. Am assuming that you have been having unprotected intercourse. Normally a woman tests her urine (for a standard home pregnancy test) at the time she misses her period. Symptoms of pregnancy can include: lack of period, nausea, vomiting, headache, feeling tired, urinating more often, insomnia, enlarged or tender breasts, moodiness, etc. Those symptoms normally do not begin until her period is actually missed. If any of the above sounds familiar, you could take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

There is none.: If your psoriasis does not respond to light therapy, it is time to consider starting tnf agents. These almost always are dramatically effective. Discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine I can take (homeopathic/ over-the-counter / prescribed) to treat my anxiety during my first trimester of pregnancy? Can't sleep

Is there any medicine I can take (homeopathic/ over-the-counter / prescribed) to treat my anxiety during my first trimester of pregnancy? Can't sleep

Yes: there are several medications and some OTC things that will help you. However, when you are pregnant you really should have everything you take approved by your OB or FP whoever is caring for your pregnancy. Give their office a call. They will have some suggestions for you, or want to see you to help you with this problem. ...Read more

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