my legs itch SO BADLY. this has been going on since about 20wks pregnant and sometimes they I scratch so much they bleed. I know I know, stop scratching, but seriouisly its not that easy. nothing helps...it sucks. Anyone else?
Hmm.Dunno what that could be!
I have been itchy all over...but just recently. The OB I saw today recommended taking Benydryl. Or you could take a bath in Calamine lotion! Ha ha.
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yea, they seem to feel better right after a bath and lotion. Some times its so bad I will take up in the middle of the night( on top of all the other prego reasons I wake up) and go take a hot bath just so they stop itching. I've tried gold bond cream and that helps for a little while. Just annoying OMG
maybe it's a version of Pupps, but since you haven't developed the bumps that accompany that, it could just be dry skin...try some benedryl.
what is Pupps? I get bumps once I start scratching, but nothing before. My boobs itch too lol and theyve had stretch marks since like 18 weeks and I know they probably itched from growing. but my legs are measuring the same so hmmmmm
Gahhhhh!!! It sounds like PUPPPs. It's a rash some people get while pregnant and it doesn't go away until delivery. I had it from 32 weeks on. I had it between my fingers and toes and on my arms and then stomach. Emu Oil was the only thing that works for me. I was miserable.
omg i didnt even want to open this post but i had pupps like 2 weeks ago but it went away i scart my body all up now i dont have the bumps anymore but it still itch i use everything but it went away ut still itches bad but no bumps or veils i hope u dont get it because it starts on the stomach were the strecth marks are then spread to arms leges thights and buttocks but not face. good luck
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Lotion up with a good lotion (like Eucerin or something) CONSTANTLY. Also, make sure you're drinking enough water to stay hydrated...it sounds like your skin just isn't getting the moisture it needs. Also, when it's itching, take Benedryl. I have had some horrible itchy episodes in my pregnancy already and that's what I've had to do to get relief (I don't get the bumps until I've started itching too). If none of that helps, I'd talk to your dr just to make sure it's nothing more serious like PUPPs.
Its comforting that I aint the only woman on with this annoying itchy feeling! I got them on my legs, ankles an bottom of my feet! It came to a point where I took my car keys to them! LOL TMI!! But that felt so good, I told my hubby an he was like "UUUGGGHHH!!!:shock:" But lately ive been just usin lots of lotion an keepin hydrated.
Can You Say, "LAST MONTH OF PREGNANCY SUCKS BOOT-AY!!!!"