Itchy legs and pregnancy

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I've noticed when I shave my legs they become extremely itchy after and weird enough my leg hairs don't grow as fast as they used to and I always try somehow to put cream on them as well. Is this pregnancy related? Anyone else?
Use only mild soaps and cleansers such as Cetaphil and use lotions that are hypoallergenic.
I'm super itchy on the back of my legs. I have no rash and my skin isint dry. What else could it be?! Its driving me crazy!!
yes tell your doctor as there is a very rare illness called intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy it affects the liver, but it could also be cus estrogen is high during pregnancy and causes the itching and usually disappears after birth, so yes make sure u mention it...i get really itchy legs i itch them til they are red raw...
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I have been itchy for the last few days, around my belly, underneath my breasts, and my legs and my back...i'm in my first trimester still, is this normal? i thought first it could be my tummy stretching but now i'm getting small rashes, is it from me scratching? i have no idea.
and have had itchy legs AND hands since then and still today (in college). I started using Benadryl pills this year and I 'think' they work (I'm a science major, and I haven't been able to really test this as I would like).
I get itchy on my arms, then I scratch and get itchy on my legs then my feet and back, so irritating, talking about it makes me itchy!
you could try switching to a sensitive washing powder for clothes and bedding?i itch in pregnancy and am always plastering myself in moisturiser..but my daughter suffers from eczema and her skin is sensitive to biological washing have to use non bio for all clothes and bedding..
Hi, Pregnancy related allergy reaction are known and seen anytime in pregnancy. They present with lesions anywhere in the body and are relieved with end of pregnancy and anti-allergics. How are you doing now? Have you consulted an allergy specialist for your symptoms? Have you had any benefit from calamine lotion and antihistamine medications? This could be related to hormonal changes associated with the pregnancy and postpartum period.
What I started doing was taking lukewarm showers instead of hot, using Eucerin calming shower oil and then immediately after the shower lathering on tons and tons of Eucerin calming cream and letting it soak in for 5 minutes before rubbing it in. If you can, wait to put on clothes for a half hour or so until all the cream soaks in (I found that the cream acts as a barrier to the clothes, otherwise as my pants touch my legs the itching starts all over).
I'll get comfortable, then have to move all around trying to itch my back or my legs or my neck, sides... etc, and it's driving me aswell as my fiance NUTS. Anyone know what might be going on?? I'm gunna be 4 months on Wednesday if that helps.
I was super itchy for weeks and just had a blood test done and found out my liver isnt funtioning properly and I am now getting induced next week so I would bring it up to your doctor!
Ur not alone a few weeks back i was itchy to bad i was scratching my legs to the point where they wer bleeding. Also itchy belly, back and boobs. I found cocoa butter helps.
Ya know when you shave your legs and you do it too often and get little bumps, that or from a dull razor and you cut yourself in a few little spots where hair is? That's what my legs look like. I thought it may be dry skin, but it doesn't look that way. I thought it may be from a new body wash, but I stopped using it and I'm still itchy. Any advice??? I have hydrocortisone and I don't want to take benadryl.
After two baths the redness and hives were almost gone and by 3 they were totally gone. I have one every few days and the hives haven't come back. Its worth a try for you. Aveeno colloidal oatmeal bath is what I used.
omg my palms and feet so itchy.. i dont take iron... i just felt this when i get 36 weeks i cant sleep at night so i take a shower everytime.. all over my body are itching.. my back, arms, legs have a little sore now coz im using comb not nails... very tired of this situation...
I am 35 wks and at night I get super itchy. All over to the point I almost cry. Has anyone experience this if so what was it?
Itchy skin is very normal during pregnancy, and will be even worse duringthis time of year due to the weather and temperature. I've been going threw it as well. I recommend the cocoa butter at least 3x a day and drinking at least 3-5 bottles of water a day.
I just posted about that this morning im 36 and yesterday i went to my docs app and they did a culture test and later that day i started getting itchy and around 3 a.m i got really itchy in my hands and back and now it seems like i have a rash with wat seems red bites on my whole arms...
I never had this b4 until about 6 months ago when I was in the latter stages of my pregnancy and now I am 3 months post pregnancy and still have it. I am perfectly healthy and do not have dry skin. She gave me steroidal cream to try but it doesn't work. This is an odd affliction and I hope we can all work together to find out the cause and find a cure. This discussion is related to <a href=''>Itchy legs, no sign of rash or irritation</a>.
I am in my 25th week of pregnancy and am starting to suffer from really bad dry, itchy skin on lmy upper legs, mostly thighs and buttocks. Its so dry that the skin is cracked and leaving brown shaded marks where the skin has become very dry. Am using E45 cream wash and lotion, the past 3days which has helped soothe the itch but the dryness seems to be getting worse and spreading to my lower legs. Feels as if all the moisture in my skin has been sapped away. Help!
Yes I've had it most of my pregnancy. Baths with oils help and lotion.
I don't know if it's from the cold weather or from pregnancy. Usually during winter my legs itch, but nothing else really. Now, it's my legs stomach, and breasts. It gets worst at night and when I wake up I find scatch marks on me not realizing I'm scatching myself. I do put lotion on and it really does that work that well. Is anyone else experiencing this??
No, honey, being itchy all the time is NOT normal in pregnancy, at all. Itching *without* a rash, especially in the third trimester, should raise red flags for your doctor--but if he or she is like most OBs, then he/she hears about it from patients sometimes but has no explanation and so just reassures you. Have you noticed certain times of day when the itching is worse? Certain activities that seem to exacerbate it? Where do you itch the most?
With my last baby, my legs swelled so much, I could barely walk, my legs were itchy and when you pressed on them it would leave an indent. I later found out that I had preclampsia (sp) This was around 8 months. I would get it checked. Better to be safe.
i have really bad itchy lower legs and have done for about 5 years now and it started when i was pregnant with my son who is now 5 years old. its a constant itch that i cant help but scratch :( its that bad that i scratch souch that my legs will start to bleed then scab over and some days are worse than others. it also happens at night where i just wake up just to scratch, when i do scratch so much dried skin falls of my legs its unreal.
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