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itchy bump!

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mixi82 Sat 15-Feb-14 22:33:38

is it normal to have such an itchy bump? i'm 18wks+2 and starting to get bigger so is the stretchy skin making me itch?

Gingeroo Sat 15-Feb-14 22:37:51

I had an itchy bump when I was pregnant. Drove me nuts sometimes but it didn't itch all the time so I think it is normal.

Although if you get severe itching you should speak to your midwife as I believe there is a condition related to your liver which only happens in pregnancy and I think that demonstrates itself through itching.

SweetPea86 Sat 15-Feb-14 23:52:56

Mine gets itchy around the stretch marks and my scar from when I had my belly button piereced it's gone rock hard and it's very itchy.

I've got some nice coco butter creams boots own brand really helps

mixi82 Mon 17-Feb-14 08:02:11

It's just my bump that gets itchy and it's not all the time. I've not been scratching anywhere else

Havinganose Mon 17-Feb-14 08:24:29

I had that. Particularly at night. Do tell midwife - in meantime, apply calamine lotion with cotton wool

Snobble Mon 17-Feb-14 08:35:40

Yeah, mines just started itching. Lost a lot of weight at the beginning due to HG and i think i've just started growing past my previous big belly point, so now its started going really itchy :S

Whack some bio oil on, last thing you want is your skin going dry.

FredFlintstonesSister Mon 17-Feb-14 09:02:09

Keep moisturising. My skin always gets itchy at this time of year due to a winter of layers and central heating. I use a mild body scrub twice a week, a body butter every morning and bio oil or more body butter at night. I've been doing this for most of my pregnancy and kept itching to a minimum. I'm now 39+2 and my skin is pretty soft! No sign of the baby yet though!

mixi82 Mon 17-Feb-14 12:26:16

thanks for the replies. I've been using bio oil every night since the itching, sometimes in the morning and sometimes I use baby oil as recommended by my mum smile seems to be helping doing it in the morning too

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