Have had the blood tests for the liver condition that can cause this (negative) Tests confirmed anaemia though.
I am literally CLAWING at myself. I want to cry - found myself waddling down the road to pick up my prescription for iron tablets, scratching my groin area, then under my arms, then down my legs - I must have looked like a freak.
Has anyone else had this? Is there some sort of itch cream that works?
I am very itchy too my bloods came back normal although anaemic too. Doctor prescribed me eurax which I don't find very useful. He also prescribed doublebase (just a moisturiser) which I apply very very heavily as that's all that helps. I then sit gingerly with the cream all over me until I have to move, then I rough towel it off (bliss!) and apply a normal amount. sigh, pregnancy is difficult enough and being itchy is so horrible! Good luck with it.
i had this too! i used to scratch my legs so much they bled (some have left scars!!) I used to spray my legs with those cooling sprays you can get which seemed to help. My ds2 is six weeks now and the moment I had him the itching stopped if thats any hope for you!
I had obstetric cholestasis so I can sympathise with the itching. I found frequent cold baths with a drop of bio oil in really helpful, then would cover myself with aqueous cream. Keeping the cream in the fridge helps. I used to spend hours rubbing my feet on the door mat because they were so itchy
Hi, I totally understand how you feel I had PUPPs http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/hzgz/a2829297 in my first pregnancy and I am hoping now 25 weeks that it does not happen in this one. The itchyness does drive you crazy. The only thing that worked for me was a steroid cream which my doctor prescribed. It is very uncommon so I was lucky that my doctor had seen a case before and knew what I had. The hospital and midwife were not aware of this condition. You you have a lumpy rash? My rash and ichyness stopped as soon as my DS was born. I hope you find something that works but would suggest wear loose clothes and an oatmeal bath. Calmomine lotion is another one but keep the bottle in the fridge. Good luck
I had it with dd (PUPP) - it was hideous. Mainly on my legs and bump. Oddly, the only thing that seemed to relieve it was Clarins energizing leg lotion here. Not the cheapest, but it lasted a while and was well worth it for me
i had it badly in first pg, from toes to neck. i used bicarb of soda in the bath, lots of E45 lotion, face cloths from the freezer in my bed at night and eventually, a steroid cream from the hospital. i have it this time but much more mildly but my face and head are itchy this time too. cool bedding, cool clothes and spending as much time in cool water as possible (bath, shower, sea, pool) seem to help too. good luck, it's horrible, but most cases clear straight after the birth.
I had this too - I did have the liver thing. Was horrible. Am now pregnant again and really really hopìng it doesn't happen this time, although chances are it will...
Oatmeal baths helped although are a bit gross. Get some oatmeal, put it in a pair of old tights (!), tie it up and drop in bath. Makes bath all soupy. A bit like bathing in porridge. V cheap though and surprisingly effective...