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What do symptoms of severe itching during pregnancy indicate?

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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.

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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.
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