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Why is my skin so dry after pregnancy?

Why is my skin so dry after pregnancy?

Dry skin after birth: After you deliver, there are numerous changes in your body. Estrogen levels drop and sometimes these are resposible for dry skin and even some hair loss. The estrogen levels should return to normal in a couple of months and your skin should return to being more supple and soft. In the meantime make sure to keep hydrated and use a gentle moisturizer that is fragrance free. ...Read more

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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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Can pregnancy cause dry skin?

Can pregnancy cause dry skin?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy causes many physical and hormonal changes. The thyroid gland is supercharged and may become somewhat depleted causing dry skin ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dry skin after pregnancy?

Is it normal to have dry skin after pregnancy?

Yes: Dry skin is normal after pregnancy, often due to the changing hormones in your body. Drink plenty of fluids, and use a skin moisturizer that is hypo-allergenic. ...Read more

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Why do I have hot skin in pregnancy? Usually just dry.

Vascular changes: Your blood vessels in the skin dilates as a normal change in pregnancy. This leads to an alevated body temperature translated to your senses by warm skin. Is not abnormal as long as you feel good. ...Read more

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Early pregnancy symptoms. My skin was really dry and flaky on my hands and face, then almost over night. It changed, oily. Pregnancy sign?

Early pregnancy symptoms. My skin was really dry and flaky on my hands and face, then almost over night. It changed, oily. Pregnancy sign?

Pregnancy/Oily Skin: If you have a problem with acne already, your acne may become more irritated during pregnancy. The extra hormones in your body cause your oil glands to secrete more oil, which can cause breakouts. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a dry skin rash during pregnancy? .

Is it normal to get a dry skin rash during pregnancy? .

Hormones & skin: The multitude of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can affect the skin. There are some specific rashes that occur in pregnancy which follow a distinct pattern (PUPPP), while other patients can develop itchy skin. If the skin is simply dry, then a dry skin care program with natural oils can suffice. If there is an underlying rash, it should be evaluated by a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have dry dark skin at the top crack of my bum. I'm not sure of it happened at the end of my pregnancy or after the baby. Fungi or from skin rubbing?

I have dry dark skin at the top crack of my bum. I'm not sure of it happened at the end of my pregnancy or after the baby. Fungi or from skin rubbing?

See dermatologist: Its likely hyper pigmentation for rubbing as you question. If that area is being traumatized day its likely to get pigmented just a s a child who falls to their knees gets dark knees. The exam would help identify the problem ...Read more

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Is dry skin a symptom of pregnancy? I took several pregnancy tests and they were all negative. Its 82 days since intercourse. Had 3 light periods

Is dry skin a symptom of pregnancy? I took several pregnancy tests and they were all negative. Its 82 days since intercourse. Had 3 light periods

Dry skin: Home urine pregnancy tests are very accurate. If you have several negative tests and it's been 82 days since intercourse, you're not pregnant. An under active thyroid can cause both dry skin and skipped periods. There are lots of possible causes of skipped periods. See a provider for thyroid and other testing. If not wanting pregnancy, be sure to discuss an effective contraception too. ...Read more

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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. ...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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How does pregnancy affect your skin?

How does pregnancy affect your skin?

In several ways: Your skin goes through several changes during pregnancy. Some areas become darker due to changes in the pigment of your skin. Luckily, this generally fades. Blood vessels can become for prominent, moles can change in appearance & stretch marks develop due to connective tissue changes. Itching may be normal or a sign of something more concerning. Always discuss any skin changes with your dr. ...Read more

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Why does your skin sag after pregnancy?

Loss of elasticity: As the skin expands to accomodate the growing pregnancy, it will lose some of it's elasticity. Every woman is different and therefore will be affected by this differently. Somewhat obviously, the larger the baby, or with multiples, the skin will stretch more and this may ultimatley result in more sagging. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dryer, itchier skin in pregnancy?

Is it normal to have dryer, itchier skin in pregnancy?

Pregnancy Changes: Itching, dry skin is a common complaint among pregnant women. Changes in the body's production of hormones, as well as the stretching of the skin to accomodate the growing baby, can cause unpleasant and annoying itching that may be occasional or constant. The onset of dry hair during pregnancy typically occurs during the second trimester and can occur in hair that had not experienced dryness befor. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat bad skin during pregnancy?

How can I effectively treat bad skin during pregnancy?

Acne w pregnancy: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more