Itching All Over The Body At 30 Weeks Pregnant?
Afternoon doctor, please enlighten him. I am currently 30 weeks pregnant. Since the middle of the 2nd trimester I have had itching all over my body, especially in the palms and feet at night. So it interferes with sleep time. R nI have consulted an obstetrician, but he only gave Dextamine at a dose of 3×1 a day if necessary, and that too to reduce itching, not to eliminate the cause of the itching itself. R nI just take the medicine once a day at night for fear of affecting the fetus. But can I take the medicine every night? R nThen is there any other way or treatment that can cure the itching, not just to relieve it? Are there foods or drinks that I should avoid? R n r nThank you
What needs to be confirmed first is the cause of the itching. Dextamine contains dexamethasone and dexchlorpheniramine. These drugs can be used to reduce itching, anti-inflammatory, and as an allergy. Dexametahsone is generally prescribed by doctors when the benefits outweigh the risks to the fetus and pregnant women. Meanwhile, dexchlorpheniramine is quite safe for pregnant women and fetuses. Use of this drug must be according to doctor's instructions. If the doctor prescribes if necessary, this drug should only be taken if the itching complaint really cannot be tolerated or cannot be resolved by other means.
Back to itching, are there any other complaints such as rash, red spots, bumps, watery rashes, or others? Itching during pregnancy can be caused due to several factors such as hormonal changes during pregnancy, dry skin, increased blood flow to the skin, stretching of the skin due to weight gain, eczema during pregnancy, insect bites, urticaria, yeast infection, palmar erythema, and other causes. serious eg obstetric cholestasis (liver disorders during pregnancy).
To help reduce complaints of itching, you can do the following tips:
Avoid hot temperatures Set room temperature to cool Use soft, loose, and comfortable clothes Keep your body clean by showering 2x a day with plain water and hypoallergenic and moisturizing soap Use a moisturizing lotion when dry skin Use calamine lotion to reduce itching Use hypoallergenic detergent Manage stress well What about your urine and feces? If with the tips above you still feel itchy, especially on the palms of your hands and feet and at night, accompanied by pale stools and dark urine, I recommend that you return to your obstetrician so that further tests can be done if necessary with tests. blood and liver function tests to determine the cause of itching whether it needs special treatment or not.
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Hope this helps,