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Why Is My Skin So Dry After Giving Birth
Dehydration: If you are nursing (breast feeding) then you'll have increased water intake needs. During my wife's pregnancy we used to use a 5-gallon bottle of delivered water (you don't necessarily need special water, but it helps for this analogy) every 2 weeks. After she delivered and was nursing, we used 3 of those bottles every 2 weeks! dehydration can lead to dry skin. There are also hormone shifts! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After giving birth I realised that the skin around my fingers are always veri dry and flaking off, what should I do?
Diapers: It is possible that washing your hands frequently for diaper changes, or the diapers, is causing this. (i assume you are doing this now!) you can start with moisturizers like eucerin, wear gloves after you apply it at night, to see if that will help first. If not, then see you doctor to see about other treatments. And, congratulations of the new baby! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise, nutrition: Skin contains elastin which allows it to stretch and then tighten like a rubberband. Most women are disappointed to learn that this can take up to 12 weeks after having their baby. The two most important things in reclaiming your pre-pregnancy look are regular exercise and healthful nutrition. A good moisturizer should be applied regularly. ...Read more
Over a yr since giving birth and it still looks like i hv a mustache. Is it just darker skin or actually hair? If it hasn't gone by now, will it ever?
I have an albino child, can he be treated to have normal skin, hair and eyes? How can I possibly avoid giving birth to another albino?
Probably surgery: Although some lasers, ultrasound or radio frequency devices may claim to tighten skin, they are likely to achieve only modest improvements (2-3 on a scale of 1 to 10). Surgery is likely your best option for anything other than mild laxity and the length of the scar will depend on the extent of the laxity and can extend all the way around your body if necessary. ...Read more
Stinging pain around my incision.Had C-section last feb7.I don't have this kind of pain earlier after giving birth.My incision is already dry.What todo?
Many things: Bleeding, infection, blood clots, embolisms heart attack and many more. Child birth can be very hard for some women. This is especially true for women that have chronic illness before and during their pregnancy such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and other illnesses. ...Read more
Sometimes: I always caution my patients about the varied information available on the internet. I usually refer patients to acog, the mayo clinic, and pregnancy weekly for reliable sources of information. Keep in mind, that every pregnancy and delivery experience is different. My hope for my patients, is that i can guide them through in the safest and easiest manner that is appropriate for them. ...Read more
Very rare: There are certainly many risk of multiple pregnancy to a mother such a high blood pressure, diabetes of pregnancy and cesarean section. And yes technically there is a higher rate of death of the mother. But that risk is extremely small (something on the order of 1/10, 000). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression?: If you mean you are feeling down or blue it's very common after a delivery. Hopefully you have some help, try to walk some and get plenty of rest. Call your doctor if you don't feel better, soon. ...Read more
Not clear: It is not clear what you are asking. What do you mean by setback? Please give us more information and ask again. ...Read more
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