Is itching skin common in pregnancy?

Pregnant and Itchy. Severe itchiness in the second or, more commonly, the third trimester can be a sign of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (icp), a liver problem that affects up to 1 percent of pregnant women in the United States.
Yes. Most of the reasons are not serious such as dry skin or pupps. But a more serious but rare cause is cholestasis of pregnancy. There is no rash and the hands and feet itch the most.

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My skin itches so bad I've started to bleed. What would be the best way to treat my itchy skin?

Antihistamines. If you are pregnant and itching that badly you need to see your care provider to rule out possibly serious conditions such as cholestasis of pregnancy. If serious conditions are ruled out than you can try antihistamines such as Claritin zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as well as oatmeal baths like aveeno and emollient skin creams such as eucerin. Make sure your air is well humidified as well . Read more...
Itchy Skin. Causes of inchy skin include: internal disease, skin conditions and rashes, nerve disorders, irritation and allergic reactions, medications, and pregnancy. See your doctor for blood work and diagnosis of the cause of your itchy skin. Read more...

Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Yes. Low iron has been reported to be a cause of itchy skin and even hair loss. If you have had a period for 4 months, it is a highly likely problem. Hope you have been followed by your GYN doctor re. the period as well since it is by no means normal. At the minimum, get a CBC to check for anemia. . Read more...

I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

Dry skin? Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the problem fails to resolve, consult a dermatologist. Read more...

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. Read more...
See a doctor. Based on your description, a fungal infection commonly known as "tinea" would be most likely, particularly if you have pendulous breasts, as the warm environment underneath the breast makes it more likely for a fungal infection to grow. However, if it has been there that long and is growing, there is strong consideration for immediate biopsy which would require in-person consultation. Read more...