Itching On The Skin

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Illustration: Itching On The Skin

Hello doc I asked I was pregnant at the age of 20 years, at this stage I suddenly experienced very serious itching at first the armpit and under the breast, but until almost 2 weeks to the whole body and to the face. And I feel like I’m not eating chicken pieces, which cause allergies, it suddenly appeared. Guess what this is caused by the dock? If I have to take medicine, what medicine should I take? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Ardesita,


Thank you for the question.

Itching around the armpits, under the breasts, which then spread to almost the entire body in pregnant women can naturally be caused by hormonal influences and a pretty drastic increase in body weight. However, if this is only the originator, of course, this condition will only feel mild and temporary, not prolonged, especially to the point of bothering you in your activities.


If the itching that you feel is very disturbing, especially for example accompanied by bruntusan, skin rash, pustules, swelling, fever, or other more severe complaints, you should go to see a doctor, obstetrician, or dermatologist. Worried, this itching really occurs due to allergic reactions, or also other more serious medical disorders, such as skin infections or other organ systems, insect bites or other animals, seborrheic dermatitis, xerosis, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, neurodermatitis, liver disorders, kidney disorders , thyroid gland disorders, psychological disorders, and so on. Although both can cause itching, of course the handling of each of these conditions can be different depending on the cause. By going directly to the doctor, of course the doctor can give you the best treatment so that your complaints also subside.


As an initial management, you can do it first:

No excessive scratching of itchy skin
Take a shower that is diligent and clean, then use clothing that is soft, loose, clean, and replaced periodically
Before the activity, use a moisturizer first and apply calamine lotion on your itchy skin
Do not carelessly exchange personal belongings with others
Keep your environment clean and away from allergens and skin irritation
Increase relaxation
Not just taking any medicine during pregnancy

Hope this helps ...

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