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What is Pregnancy Itching?

Pregnancy itching is one of the most important causes of the common pruritus in the body during pregnancy stages. This complaint is usually seen in one of every 700 mothers in the last weeks of pregnancy. Due to increased pregnancy hormones, the flow in the bile ducts slows down and so  bile acids that cause itching in the blood accumulates. That’s why you feel this kind of itching.

Itching is not considered a condition that adversely affects the pregnancy stages and the condition of the baby. However, if itching is seen with jaundice, you should consult your doctor.

Treatment of pregnancy pruritus can be done in the form of regional cream or lotion or oral tablet according to the doctor’s recommendation.

Pregnancy pruritus is usually passes two weeks after birth. However, discomfort usually repeat in every pregnancy. The same symptoms may also occur when mothers, who experience pregnancy itching, use birth control pills.


To summarize;

Why does it occur? Pregnancy itching, which may be caused by increased hormones during pregnancy stages or by triggering the destruction products in the body, may also be caused by different reasons.

How does it continue? It usually begins after the second half of pregnancy and disappears in 2-3 weeks after delivery. In the case of too much itching, severe nausea, vomiting, jaundice and increased blood pressure you should consult your doctor immediately.

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What is Pregnancy Itching

Can a precaution be taken? Any severe itching should be carefully monitored by the doctor. Because, according to the cause of itching, different precautions and treatments will be in question.

Does it have any treatment? In the treatment of pregnancy pruritus, it is necessary to apply regional cream or lotion according to the doctor’s recommendation. If this treatment is not enough, oral medication may be preferred. Except for the first trimester of pregnancy, oral medication should be used in the treatment of severe itching, in consultation with a dermatologist and a gynecologist.