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Pregnant. Have itching. Scabies or eczema?

Doc, how will i know if i am suffering from scabies or eczema ...I am 4 months pregnant...i ve been to 3 hospitals already and 1 Hospital is saying its allergy , 1 hospital is saying its scabies and the last hospital told me its eczema...ive tried all the medicines they had prescribed me but until now i am suffering in itchiness....they had not done any test to me so i am not also convinced what I skin disease I am undergoing right now...I have been suffering itchiness for almost 3 mos. already..please let me know which Hospital i can got to help me determine my sickness tight now...i am very depressed laready...thank you so much!
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Hi dear please dont get depressed this ll effect ur unborn cutie. I ll try to explain u. Scabies usually comes from some family member suffering from same. In this the lesions are like small pimples mainly on lower abdomen groin in finger clefts etc. They are very itchy and itching mainly in night. Eczema is usually water filled lesions which ooze. And eczema in pregnancy is highly unlikely. Next is allergy. Itching in allergy keep coming and going it wont stay long. There is another condition called pruritus of pregnancy. This happens only in pregnancy and goes off after delivery. Now i would like u to get just one test done. Get u liver function done. Raised bilirubin levels is one of the important cause of itching in preg. Hope u got an answer and hope u get well soon. Thank u.
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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