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Doctor insights on: Red Blotchy Skin On Legs During Pregnancy

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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.

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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.

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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.

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Small freckle like red bumps on legs early sign of pregnancy?

Small freckle like red bumps on legs early sign of pregnancy?

Not a sign: This is not a sign of pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test if you are uncertain. There can be skin changes with pregnancy but most often they involve increase in pigmentation around the nipples and in the midline on the belly.

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Horrible constant itching on my legs, NO marks, rashes or spots. Skin is well moisturised and not dry. Could this be a sign of pregnancy?

Horrible constant itching on my legs, NO marks, rashes or spots. Skin is well moisturised and not dry. Could this be a sign of pregnancy?

Itching: Itching generally happens with dryness. Make sure you continue to follow a good skin care routine with hypoallergenic products and moisturization. Also drink plenty of water. If itching persists see your doctor for evaluation. Scabies, pregnancy, liver problems, certain other diseases can also cause itching.

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Expanding abdomen. 7 mths. All pregnancy symptoms. Feel what seems to be fetal prts head, back legs. See and feel strong movements. Neg. Preg. Test.?

Expanding abdomen. 7 mths. All pregnancy symptoms. Feel what seems to be fetal prts head, back legs. See and feel strong movements. Neg. Preg. Test.?

Psychological: First, as a physician I am going to speak very frankly to you. If you are seven months pregnant and not seeing an obstetrician then this choice is putting your life and the baby's life at risk. In this day and time where obstetrics can save women and baby's from most of the common problems that plague pregnancy makes not seeing an OB nearly a crime. Second, if you doubt the test go see an ob.

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Red blotchy skin, "not a rash" I'm a pretty healthy teenage boy but when I take a shower or go outside on a hot day my legs get red splotches all over?

Red blotchy skin, "not a rash" I'm a pretty healthy teenage boy but when I take a shower or go outside on a hot day my legs get red splotches all over?

CholinergicUrticaria: Cholinergic urticaria is a form of hive which develops in response to a physical trigger, such as drastic temperatures, hot showers, sunlight, emotional distress, exercise and occassionally viral infectons. When this condition becomes chronic (recurrent, frequent), daily medications such as Zyrtec or Xyzal (levocetirizine) can be used for prevention.

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I get red blotchy skin when I'm nervous, excited or exercise. I have a reddish brown rash on my legs where I normally blotch, but it doesn't go away?

I get red blotchy skin when I'm nervous, excited or exercise. I have a reddish brown rash on my legs where I normally blotch, but it doesn't go away?

Hives?: Sounds like your getting hives (urticaria) under certain conditions. If this itches and you scratch you may cause discoloration some of which could be permanent. See a dermatologist for eval and possible allergy testing.

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Why does my skin become hot and red randomly. Mostly my one ear, chest, cheeks? Legs? It gets red hot and blotchy out of no where

Why does my skin become hot and red randomly. Mostly my one ear, chest, cheeks? Legs? It gets red hot and blotchy out of no where

Is it itchy?: If these symptoms have been occurring for a while you may be allergic to one of your medications or have another skin condition such as cold urticaria. See if your symptoms occur around the time of taking your medication or are related to exposure to cold. Is your rash itchy and how long does it last? If it does not go away in minutes see your doctor right away so that a precise diagnosis can m

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Went in sun, my skin immediately began turning red/blotchy on exposed parts like legs/stomach. Sensitivity due to my pale skin or allergy?

Pale skin: If you have a sun sensitivity, you would have blisters or burns. If you have a sun allergy, itching should be present. Does this happen without or with sunscreen?

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How can pregnancy affect your skin? I have tiny very small red spots popping up all over my body. Not itchy or hurt just tiny red spots

How can pregnancy affect your skin? I have tiny very small red spots popping up all over my body. Not itchy or hurt just tiny red spots

Hemangioma: Hard to say without a picture, but you might be describing hemangiomas which are benign vascular growth, stimulated by estrogen. Nothing to be worried about.

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I've got a red blotchie rash looking sytom under the skin on my arms and legs and sore shins is it anything I shud be worried about had it 3 days now

I've got a red blotchie rash looking sytom under the skin on my arms and legs and sore shins is it anything I shud be worried about had it 3 days now

Hives?: Good morning, red blotchy rash on arms and legs could be due to many causes. If it is due to an allergic or immune reaction, it may be hives. If the rashes are on the exposed areas of the arms and legs only, it is more likely due to insect bites, such as mosquitos and flees. Contact allergy is another consideration. If the rash persists, please visit your doctor.

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Rash:red, blotchy, not raised/itchy/painful/spreading, cortizone/antihistamine didn't help. Not in skin crevice-front/side of knee, one area for 2 months

Rash:red, blotchy, not raised/itchy/painful/spreading, cortizone/antihistamine didn't help. Not in skin crevice-front/side of knee, one area for 2 months

NOT....: Do you mean that they are not raised/itchy/painful/spreading? May just be dry skin and the redness from your rubbing. Try some moisturizer on the area after bathing for a week or so to see if it helps. But it does not and this does bother you, consult a dermatologist.

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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.