How to limit abdominal itching during pregnancy

Abdominal itching during pregnancy is quite common, causing a lot of trouble for pregnant mothers. Most often, abdominal itching will appear in the mid-pregnancy stage, however, it can also occur in the early or late stages depending on the location of each person, multi-pregnancy mothers are also at greater risk of itching during pregnancy because of the much stretched abdominal skin.

1. Learn about itching during pregnancy

The duration of pregnancy gives the woman a lot of emotions and changes in the body as well as psychological state. In addition to things that are clearly visible to the naked eye such as increased weight, darkened skin, inside the body, the immune system or hormones also have major changes along with the development of the fetus. It is possible that during pregnancy, pregnant women have itchyhands and feet, the skin is often dilated and dry, accompanied by some problems such as rashes, urticaria,discomfort …

Itching is a term commonly used in medicine, to describe discomfort outside the skin or symptoms of a certain lesion on the skin that causes the person to scratch constantly. For pregnant women, in addition to stretch marks, weight gain is also frequently itchyduring pregnancy, palms, feet are always flushed and itchy, in some special cases there is a full-body rash, there are itchy patches in the chest, buttocks and thighs.

Abdominal itching during pregnancy is a fairly common phenomenon, about 40% of women will experience this phenomenon during their pregnancy. Also not except for the possibility that itching is a manifestation of a dermatological pathology or cholesta retention in the liver (also known as gestational cholesta retention), which causes the bile not to flow normally in the small tubes of the liver and bile salts when accumulated in the skin will cause a feeling of itching of the whole body with other signs such as causing the pregnant mother to feel anorexia, nausea, fatigue.

Although it does not cause a rash, this maternity itching will cause the skin to redness, burning pain and affect the health of the mother. After the birth of the baby, itching during pregnancy will cure itself.

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After the birth of the baby, itching during pregnancy will cure itself

2. Causes of abdominal itching during pregnancy

Abdominal itching during pregnancy can be encountered in any pregnant mother by the following causes:

  • Because the uterus has rapid growth: This is considered the main cause of maternityitching , the larger the fetus, the more the uterus needs to grow to make room for the baby to stay, which causes the skin to dilate and dry, causing itching, discomfort.
  • Due to the increase in estrogenic hormones during pregnancy: After the birth of the baby, this phenomenon will disappear on its own.
  • Pregnant mothers have a history of dry skin or eczema.
  • Suffer from food allergies.
  • Hepatic stagosis

In addition, some factors that can increase abdominal itching during pregnancy include: Pregnant mother works a lot of sweating, suffers from hemorrhoids or suffers from excessive stretch marks …

3. How to limit abdominal itching during pregnancy?

Itching during pregnancy will make the pregnant mother always in an unpleasant state, but instead of let this happen before seeking treatment, the pregnant mother can limit this condition by:

  • Do not scratch, scratch when itching because it will cause the skin to itch, causing more itching.
  • Daily apply a warm towel to the skin of the abdomen or itchy skin to help alleviate the itching.
  • Clean your body, do not take too long to take a hot bath under the shower.
  • Choose a moderate, non-irritated pH shower gel (suitable for both sensitive skin).
  • Always moisturize the body and can use anti-stretch marks products during pregnancy extracted from essential oils or natural ingredients …
  • Regularly exercise with gentle movements to keep blood circulating and wear natural fiber ventilated outfits.
  • Avoid going out in the sun or in hot places so that sweat secretes a lot.
  • Avoid contact with old items with dirt containing dust mites or animals and allergens.
  • Drink plenty of water during the day and eat foods rich in vitamin A, vitamin D and limit the use of spicy, hot foods that are prone to allergies.

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Limit the use of hot, spicy foods that are prone to allergies

4. When should maternity itching go to the doctor?

Most pregnant mothers have itching during pregnancy, this is a normal psychological phenomenon that any pregnant mother is at risk of encountering and does not affect the development of the fetus, the itching will cure itself after the birth of the baby. However, to ensure health, the pregnant mother needs to go to the hospital for an examination as soon as it is itchy with the following signs:

  • Itching of the whole body with jaundice
  • Fever with rash (symptoms of chickenpox, herpes …)
  • Itching symptoms are accompanied by skin lesions such as psoriasis, eczema …
  • Maternity itching is accompanied by signs of vaginal burning.

In addition to applying measures to help limit abdominal itching during pregnancy, pregnant mothers who have itched should actively learn treatments to alleviate discomfort, consult your doctor's advice before applying any treatment.

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About: Minh Quynh

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