28 weeks pregnant and My tummy and boobs are so itchy, especially in the evening and at night. I know it's just the skin stretching, but it's driving me crazy. I keep it moisturised. Is there anything else I can try?
Go see your GP? I currently have PUPPPs... its horrible, spreading all over stretch marks and tummy! 1 in 150 women get it. So, hopefully you don't have same as me. I went to doctor, and given special moisturiser and a cream, but the cure is delivering the baby (almost 41 weeks pg so not too long now). Its worst at night.
GP gave me cetrabin moisturiser which can keep in fridge and its very gentle. So you could try that? Whens your next midwife appointment?
The fact that the itching is mostly on your bump probably does just point to stretching/dry skin...BUT you should definitely get this checked out by your midwife or GP asap. Itching can be a sign of obstetric cholestasis, which is a pregnancy condition that can cause your liver not to function properly.
My friend used E45 'Itch' cream and she said it was the only cream that would help! Speak to your midwife too as really itchy skin can sometimes be serious! I'm sure you're fine but if it gets bad just ask them.
Agree about getting it checked by your GP or midwife but if it's just normal pregnancy itching then I recommend Aveeno cream. It's a really gentle moisturiser that gets absorbed quite quickly and can be really soothing. You can get it on prescription or just buy it from Boots or similar shops.