Itchy Body And Swollen Feet When 26 Weeks Pregnant?
I am 26 weeks pregnant and now when it is night, how come I feel itchy, but not in the abdomen in the leg of the thigh. Itching is not bumpy like itchy that never bathed like that. is that reasonable? And my feet are swollen is it also natural?
Good evening, thanks for the question
Itching is a common complaint during pregnancy. Itching occurs because a woman's immune system changes during pregnancy. Complaints of itching can also persist several weeks after delivery. Some ways to reduce itching complaints during pregnancy include:
1. Use hypoallergenic soap
2. Use a moisturizing skin without fragrance
3. Use comfortable clothes
4. Consumption of enough water
5. Avoid excessive stress
6. Cold compress the itchy area
Extreme itching can indicate more serious conditions such as cholestasis in pregnancy.
Swollen complaints in the legs must also be confirmed through a physical examination, general examination including blood pressure, and urine examination. Position the feet higher than the chest to facilitate blood flow from the legs to the heart. Do further consultation with your doctor if itchiness complaints tend to be heavy and persistent.
That's all, hope you can help. Wassalam