What should I do if pregnant women have dry skin causing itching?
From pregnancy to about a month after giving birth, about 1 in 5 mothers-to-be will have skin itching problems. Dryness in autumn and winter is a period of high incidence of various skin diseases. For these pregnant mothers, autumn and winter are the seasons of life like a year. What about pregnant women with dry skin?
During pregnancy, as the baby grows up and the mother’s endocrine changes, many pregnant mothers will experience skin itching symptoms in the middle and late stages of pregnancy, with varying degrees of itching, ranging from mild itching to severe The whole body is itchy, some even to the extent that they can't sleep. Some elderly people think that this is fetal gas, which is irrelevant. But is it really that simple?
Healthy pregnant mothers have skin itching all over the body during pregnancy. There are roughly two reasons: one is due to the increasing swelling of the skin; the other is pathological, medically Become intrahepatic cholestasis during pregnancy.
Most pregnant mothers' skin gradually stretches during the third trimester, and the skin itching appears mainly on the abdomen. In this case, there is no need to be nervous, mainly due to the overstretching of the abdominal wall, the appearance of belly lines and the stimulation of the sensory nerve endings in the abdominal wall. The symptoms are mild and generally do not require special treatment.
Itchy skin caused by intrahepatic cholestasis in pregnancy, the main difference is that jaundice can be seen in the eyes or on the skin surface, and it can be accompanied by symptoms such as vomiting and nausea. Itching can spread all over the skin .
This kind of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy has a great impact on the fetus. In severe cases, serious consequences such as premature delivery and intrauterine death may occur. If skin itching is accompanied by jaundice, pregnant mothers should attach great importance to them, go to the hospital as soon as possible, and do not use drugs without authorization.
Itchy skin precautions:
Be careful not to scrub with hot water or soapy water in daily life.
Eat less peppers, leeks, garlic, and other irritating foods.
Try not to scratch, to avoid re-stimulation and aggravate the itching.
Eat more fresh vegetables and fruits to maintain a good mood and smooth excretion.
choose pregnancy massage cream to moisturize the abdominal skin, maintain elasticity, resist excessive skin stretching, and massage gently.
With a lower risk index, the baby will be healed after giving birth and will not harm the fetus. Those with a high risk index should go to the hospital for treatment in time. Pregnant mothers should be vigilant about the symptoms of itching during pregnancy, and don't underestimate itchy belly.