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Post natal hives

(3 Posts)
squizita Sun 14-Dec-14 19:26:21

They never warn you about these! They're itchy agony. Since I got them several women have said they got them postnatally or while BFIng.
Trouble is as a bf many antihistamines are out!! fangry

Has anyone got a failsafe bf friendly itch cure?

Oh also it looks gross. Hives over stretch marks = gross. Truly gross.

GingerbreadPudding Tue 16-Dec-14 22:21:48

I've got ante natal hives and hate them. My osteopath says it's your bodies way of clearing out toxins and absolutely not to suppress them by putting on steroid creams, using antihistamines etc. if you do this, his theory is that the toxins will have to come out another way. Baths with Epsom salts in helps dry them out a bit. You have my sympathy. I'm hoping mine go before baby arrives - why would we need another reason not to be getting sleep?!

squizita Wed 17-Dec-14 11:53:49

Epsom salts! Thanks. Tea tree helps but you stink of it lol!

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