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2 weeks postpartum extremely itchy?

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asongforthelovers · 19/10/2017 09:22

Is it normal to be extremely itchy after baby?

2 weeks postpartum and I’m clawing everywhere day and night 😰

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SnugglySnerd · 19/10/2017 09:25

I had that. It was a condition called PUPPS or PEP. If it is that the only thing that sorted it was prescription steroid cream and antihistamines. Depends if you're breastfeeding. I should see your gp ASAP.
Itching is miserable. I hope it stops for you soon.

asongforthelovers · 19/10/2017 09:33

I’ll call today.

I’m going mad, clawing my head, face, neck, back, chest, arms, legs and feet. I also have been suffering with headaches since baby as well, which I have never experienced.

Not had a break all pregnancy, I was hoping to feel ‘normal’ again postpartum.

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SnugglySnerd · 19/10/2017 10:00

It took me a while to get diagnosed as it's relatively unusual I think. If you're not breastfeeding take some antihistamines while you are waiting for gp appointment.

asongforthelovers · 19/10/2017 10:16

I’ll give that a go, not breastfeeding.

I thought it was maybe my hormones changing but it’s not easing, feels a bit worse.

Thanks @SnugglySnerd

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SnugglySnerd · 19/10/2017 10:19

I think it is hormonal if it's the same thing I had.
Congratulations on your baby btw!

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