I am in my second trimester and I keep scratching my body all day. What's happening? Is this normal?

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Itching might be due to the increased blood supply to the skin and also because the skin on your abdomen is stretching. If you have itching: - Regularly apply an unscented lotion or moisturiser. - Wear clothing that is loose and comfortable and is less likely to irritate the skin. - Try to wear clothing made of natural fibers, such as cotton, which are more breathable than synthetic materials. - You may find that calamine lotion helps, but do ask your doctor before using it. If you experience more severe itching, it is important to consult your physician. Your doctor may perform a set of liver function tests (LFTs).

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1y ago

I was ask to do the LFTs but they said its not the liver

It is normal for your skin around your tummy area to itch when you are pregnant, as your skin begins to stretch to accommodate the growing baby. Also, hormonal imbalance can dry out the skin, leading to itchiness. However, if you are feeling severe itching and all over the body, it could be a case of intrahepatic cholestasis, a type of liver condition. Please visit the doctor immediately as in severe cases the condition can also lead to stillbirth. Read up more about it here http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/itching-obstetric-cholestasis-pregnant.aspx

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Omg. Same here. Sa dibdib tsaka sa tiyan may mga pantal pantal parang mga kagat ng lamok. Considerable pa na kagat ng lamok yung nasa paa ko pero sa dibdib and tiyan malabo. Halos buong katawan ko na rin nangangati. Lalo na sa dibdib. Hinihimas himas ko lang naman with soap while naliligo para mawala yung kati pero nasusugatan siya. Hoho. Normal lang ba talaga yun? Kasi sabi ng mama ko ganyan daw talaga.

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12mo ago

Same here, i can't resist to scratch it. Sa dibdib, sa likod, sa hips and even at my legs..npapagalitan nga ako ng hubby ko kasi kinakamot ko ng kinakamot lalo pa'f mahahaba ang kuko ko

If there’s visible rash mark, especially on your belly and spreading to whole body (except for face), this could be PUPP. If there’s no rash at all, the itching worsen at night time, and especially your palm and sole are very itchy, it could be Cholestasis. Blood test is needed to confirm it. Both needs to be reported to your gynae, he would prescribed meds for it and manage your condition.

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6mo ago

Puppps rash dn saken mga sis. ngpa derma ako. ang aga ng puppps rash ko dn mula 13 weeks ako 17 weeks na now.

I have found that showering/bathing in extreme hot water tends to dry skin. Maybe also try changing the soap you use. Sometimes it dries out the skin. Dehydration can also be a sign of skin irritation and dry patches. When your skin is dehydrated it creates more oil to make up for the missing water. This can cause breakouts, irritation and dry patches.

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yes get it checked out at your doctor's, it could just be from the skin stretching or it can be a sign of obstetric cholestasis. FYI some links from government websites in Australia and UK. https://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/itching-during-pregnancy https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/related-conditions/complications/itching-and-intrahepatic-cholestasis/

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Could be due to hormonal changes? Skin becomes dries and due to the stretch. Do you apply any body lotion or oil? I strtd applying when i knew im pregnant. You can try to apply oil and see if it works if it doesnt then its best to seek a gynae for advice. Or could be that you are allergy to certain food that you may have eatn.and not realising it.

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It is normal. Your hormones are at its peak. Try also to avoid foods rich in histamine like chicken and eggs, and such seafoods and vegetables, it can help lessen the itchiness. Also choose your detergent that are Phosphate-free and bath soap that is hypoallergenic, it will help. Scrutinise every product you use at your body

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Same experience po. I'm on my second trimester. Ang kati kati ng buong katawan ko. Kung high blood sugar ako ibig sabihin kailangan magbawas ng mga matatamis po? Pati po ba rice? Ang payat ko pa naman. Nahirapan ako sa first trimester hindi ako nakakain ng maayos. Bumagsak buong katawan dahil sa selan.

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9mo ago

Ako din po pang second trim. At hirap s 1st trim kc suka ako ng suka walang gana kumain kaya bumagsak katawan ko so ngayong 2nd trim. Gusto ko kumain ng kumain kaso sabi ng ob ko minimize ko s rice dapat kaya kahit gusto ko pa kumain iniisip ko c baby ako din mahirapan kaya tiis2x po... s fruits nlang ako bumabawi😊😊😊😊

pls see ur ob/gyn....ur doctor. if u don't know why it's happening it's always better to ask a doctor instd of others. there could be various reasons like allergies to food, meds, the clothes u wore, sweating, or sometimes it happens in high b.p. or hi sugar. hence I suggest u see a doctor.

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