What to do if the stomach is being itchy
Many women during pregnancy experience a lot of new sensations, pleasant and not very much. To the first one can include the pushing of the baby as evidence of a new life, the anxious care of the second half, the purchase of clothes for crumbs, the layout of the children's room and the purchase of furniture for the child.But a happy expectation of the baby is clouded by such moments as heartburn, frequent urination, weight gain and the fact that during pregnancy the stomach is itchy. Future mothers experience a number of inconveniences, nurturing their treasure, and are often asked the following question: "Is everything ok with my body, if there is this or that unpleasant symptom?".
If you consider from a medical point of view that when pregnancy is itching the stomach, then you can find several explanations for this phenomenon. After all, it can occur at different periods of pregnancy and have various symptoms.
- Increased activity and fetal growth. Itching occurs due to the increase in the uterus and, of course, the tummy. The skin stretches, and the cells of your epidermis do not have time to update. This phenomenon also depends on the type of skin, so the ability of the cells to stretch at all is individual.
- Disturbances in the liver. In this case, itches not only the area of the abdomen, but also the arms, legs, back, chest. By the evening, the itching intensifies and is accompanied by burning. This symptomatology may indicate the presence of such diseases as cholecystitis, hepatitis and others.
- Development of cholestasis or cholecystitis pancreatitis. In a group at risk of this disease are women who have previously suffered hepatitis A, taking any hormonal drugs, whose age is over 32 years, as well as with cholelithiasis, chronic cholecystitis, if there is a multiple pregnancy. Chest tummy, feet and hands.
- Allergic reaction. Upon contact with the allergen, the pregnant woman begins to itch. The reason can serve the use of citrus, seafood, some dairy products, which the woman did not use before pregnancy. Unfortunately, not only edible products can provoke itching, it can be clothes, unpleasant skin (synthetics, coarse wool, etc.), as well as cosmetics and many chemical compounds (washing powders, cleaning and cleaning products and other).
What should I do if my stomach itches when I'm pregnant?
If the discomfort has arisen on the soil stretching the skin, then you just need daily moisturizing the abdominal area with special creams. Help your skin, otherwise blue stretch marks will be provided to you. Do not comb the place where there is an itch, because you are even more traumatizing the skin. If you find that you are scratching not only the stomach, but also other areas, then consult a doctor who will write you a referral for the analysis, the results of which will allow you to judge your health. Do not delay the trip to a specialist if you want to keep a pregnancy. The stomach can itch and because of more serious diseases than the allergy.