Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
128 Doctors are Online

Pregnant. Itchy hives all over body. Taking benadryl. Started feeling sleepy. Looking for advice

i m 28 years old and 13 weeks pregnant with my first child and i itch constantly. At first it started out with things that looked like hives ...but those stopped after 2 weeks and now i m just itchy. Its worse on my arms but is everywhere head to toe. My arms are scabbed up from scratching so much but nothing seems to help it. The doctor gave me benadryl which just makes me sleepy but doesnt really stop the itch. He asked me if anyone in my home had scabies , but the other people dont have it and he said the younger ones in the house would probably get it first. My husband doesnt itch and he thinks i m crazy for scratching all of the time...i m starting to feel crazy for itching
Asked On : Tue, 3 Apr 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  48
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello mailssaulfers,
from history look like Scabies advice-permithrin solution -applied below neck dowen at bed time ,left for 8-14 hours then showered off in the morning with lukewarm water,wesh your cloths also in luke warm water, also apply this solution to your family members& do same, benzyl benzoate solution also effective, tablet-levocetrizine once daily if not effective then likely to be add antiboctic, for 5 days, USG abdomen to rule out biliary disease & gall stone . hope you will enjoy positive health. thank you.
Answered: Wed, 18 Apr 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor