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Doctor insights on: Pregnant Itchy Hands With Tiny Bumps

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Pregnancy rash what is it? Started in belly button then random bumps not red unless scrached some small clusters very itchy. Now spotty hands

Pregnancy rash what is it? Started in belly button then random bumps not red unless scrached some small clusters very itchy. Now spotty hands

PUPPP: Pruritic and urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy - now you know why it's called the puppp rash. It's a skin change in pregnancy without an obvious cause, but felt to be related to pregnancy hormones. Topical, or sometime oral, steroids are used to alleviate symptoms. ...Read more

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Itchy hands and feet, scaly bumps on them. Came out of nowhere. What could it be ?

Itchy hands and feet, scaly bumps on them.  Came out of nowhere.  What could it be ?

Dyshidrotic eczema: Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin for itching and vaseline ointment with cotton gloves over the hands and socks on the feet overnight. May need to see your dr, if this doesn't help. Here's a link with information about it: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000832.htm ...Read more

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I'm around 11 weeks pregnant and have itchy hands, what does this mean anything to worry about?

I'm around 11 weeks pregnant and have itchy hands, what does this mean anything to worry about?

Likely nothing : Itchy hands later in pregnancy can be a sign of cholestasis. I've never heard if it this early in pregnancy however. Speak with your doctor about it. In the meantime, consider some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to see if that alleviates it. 25 mg is a good dose to start. ...Read more

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I suffer with dry cracked itchy hands, which is worsening in cold weather. I have ocd and i am pregnant. What can i use to help?

I suffer with dry cracked itchy hands, which is worsening in cold weather. I have ocd and i am pregnant. What can i use to help?

Usually a combo: steroid + hand moisturizer (e..g Eucerin) is best for this condition. Some people prefer ointment (thick oily type) that would keep the moisture in better than the typical lotion or cream. Also if you use hand sanitizers (such as Purell) too much, as some OCD people do, then you are destroying your skin with it. Refrain from cleaning or washing your hands with any harsh scented chemicals. ...Read more

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What to do for raised red itchy bumps on hands and fingers during pregnancy?

What to do for raised red itchy bumps on hands and fingers during 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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12 weeks pregnant, extremely itchy top of the hands, elbows, back of legs and thighs, the bumps are bigger than normal hives. What do I do?

12 weeks pregnant, extremely itchy top of the hands, elbows, back of legs and thighs, the bumps are bigger than normal hives. What do I do?

See your doctor : Can just be acute urticaria or a reaction to something you were exposed to as a drug or food, meanwhile you can try diphenhydramine or cetirizine OTC , but read the labels carefully, both are safe with pregnancy, don't drive if you feel drowsy, good luck ...Read more

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