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

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Can have

You can have eczema during pregnancy because of change in your immune system.

In brief: Can have

You can have eczema during pregnancy because of change in your immune system.
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Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Yes

This can be a normal occurrence in pregnancy.
I like to recommend extra virgin coconut oil topically on the skin once or twice a day. Coconut oil seems to be very nourishing for the skin and is certain not to contain the chemistry experiment nearly all other lotions and moisturizers contain.

In brief: Yes

This can be a normal occurrence in pregnancy.
I like to recommend extra virgin coconut oil topically on the skin once or twice a day. Coconut oil seems to be very nourishing for the skin and is certain not to contain the chemistry experiment nearly all other lotions and moisturizers contain.
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