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Really itchy bump!!

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Chickenfillets Wed 29-Apr-15 22:16:25

My bump has been mildly itchy throughout my pregnancy but recently it is so so sore and severely itchy!! It's constantly stinging and the itchiness will not shift. It's starting to make my bump really sore! Is this normal or should I get it checked out? No other part of my body is itchy just my bump. confused

seaoflove Wed 29-Apr-15 22:22:30

Do you have a particularly big bump? Is there a rash?

I have both and thanks to Dr Google, I've realised its Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy, which sounds way more serious than it is. It's insanely itchy but should go away once the baby is here.

Chickenfillets Wed 29-Apr-15 22:24:14

I haven't got a rash but I do have an enormous bump, going for a growth scan tomorrow. Will it just be my skin stretching?

FlossieTreadlight Wed 29-Apr-15 22:27:36

Could be skin stretching. Mention it tomorrow. One thing I found helped my itchy bump was putting some porridge oats in a muslin (or old pair of tights) and putting that in a warm bath. Soak self. The oat juice (?!) soothes the skin.

carbolicsoaprocked Wed 29-Apr-15 22:29:31

I'd have thought probably just down to rapid skin growth, but it's worth mentioning to midwife, you may want to check it's not your liver. If you have been using any new cream/oil on your bump during the pregnancy it could also be an allergic reaction to that.

anxiousannie10 Wed 29-Apr-15 22:35:40

How far on are you ? I had
PUPPP (short for Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy, in my last pregnancy, it drove me insane, it was horrendously itchy, hot and I had red raw rashes all over my abdomen and urticaria type symptoms on my hands ands palms, had to sleep with cold flannels and a bowl of ice water beside my bed so I could put my hands in it and the flannels.
It's not widely known, and even a couple of midwives I've told about it so far in this pregnancy haven't heard of it. I'm 17 weeks and hoping to not encounter it again this time.
Drs gave me aqueous cream, some steroid cream and told me not to itch ! Which was impossible.
Best to get it checked out as there's similar symptoms associated with the liver I think.

Chickenfillets Wed 29-Apr-15 22:40:16

I'm 38 weeks. Nothing else is itchy it's just a patch underneath my belly button. It just burns and so itchy. I'll ask about it tomorrow when I have my scan. Thanks everyone.

FlossieTreadlight Thu 30-Apr-15 18:58:21

What did they say Chicken?

Chickenfillets Thu 30-Apr-15 22:24:05

It's just more stretch marks coming hmm. Just need to keep it moisturised.

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