Itching Like Herpes During Pregnancy?

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Hi Annisa,

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Pregnant women often experience complaints on their skin, namely itching, related to hormonal changes in their bodies. This condition occurs due to the influence of the hormone estrogen which makes the skin tend to be drier, making it more prone to inflammation. Excessive skin stretching as the womb gets older can aggravate this condition.

However, itching that appears purely as a result of normal conditions during pregnancy generally does not cause watery rashes that resemble Herpes. If you experience complaints like this, then you should check with your doctor directly. Some of the possibilities that can cause this itching include:

Skin infections, not only Herpes zoster, but can also impetigo, folliculitis, chicken pox Irritant contact dermatitis (local skin inflammation due to contact with an irritating substance) Allergic contact dermatitis (local skin inflammation due to allergies to certain substances in direct contact with the skin) Eruptions drugs (manifestations of hypersensitivity to drugs that appear on the skin, usually around the genitals or mouth) Atopic dermatitis (chronic skin inflammation due to atopic tendencies) Burns, for example due to splashing of hot oil, etc. Use of any ointments or oral medications during pregnancy should not You do it carelessly because it has the potential to endanger the health of the fetus in your womb. In pregnancies past the first trimester, the use of dexamethasone (which is contained in Dexteem) is known to cause negative effects on the fetus in animal trials (category C). Meanwhile, acyclovir ointment, although it may only be absorbed in small amounts into the uteroplacental bloodstream, there are also no controlled trials that prove its safety for consumption during pregnancy (category B).

Therefore, you should stop using any medication or lep during pregnancy without a previous doctor's examination. Visit your doctor first so you can identify the cause and the best treatment for your complaint. There is no need to be embarrassed, doctors will certainly act professionally in dealing with each patient's condition.

In the meantime, you can reduce itching on your skin by applying calamine lotion on the itchy skin or by compressing it with cold water. Take a shower diligently and choose clothes that are soft and loose so that the itching doesn't come back again. Also avoid exposure to substances that often trigger your itching, for example fish, cold or dry air, and so on.

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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