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Itching in Late Pregnancy

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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Dear Midwife,
Please help! I am 36 weeks and 6 days pregnant with my fourth child. I believe I am in labor because I have been contracting for 2 days now every 15-20 minutes.

I suddenly started itching tonight starting with the tops of my feet and now covering pretty much my whole body. I have not broken out or anything, just severe itching that I cant control. I am not able to sleep or even relax, it is so uncomfortable. Is this due to me being pregnant, in labor or just plain weird?

Thank you,
Amoree

What is this Itchy Rash?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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Dear Midwife,
I have had a itchy rash on my stomach, legs, elbows and buttocks for the last week and a half. I am 36 weeks pregnant. I have tried calamine lotion, 1% hydrocortisone cream and the benadryl anti itch cream. They all take away the itch for a little while. What can I do for a little longer relief, and also what could this be?