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Suggest remedy for itchy skin during pregnancy

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: hi my 7th month of pregnancy will start from 15th may I m feeling eitchy skin if I scratch I get little pup mark please help
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get liver function test

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.

Itching in third trimester of pregnancy may be due to obstetric cholestatis, viral hepatitis or can be due to physiological changes of skin in pregnancy (prurigo of pregnancy). In this case liver function test is done, if abnormal then viral marker for hepatitis B, C, E and ultrasound of the liver should be done.

In case of abnormal liver function tests and normal viral markers and ultrasound, the diagnosis is most probably obstetric cholestasis. For obstetric cholestasis, ursodeoxycolic acid is given as treatment.

I would therefore suggest you to consult an OBGYN specialist so that you can be properly examined, investigated and treated

Hope you found the answer helpful. Please do get back for further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards,
Dr Deepti Verma.

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Brief Answer: Get liver function test Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Itching in third trimester of pregnancy may be due to obstetric cholestatis, viral hepatitis or can be due to physiological changes of skin in pregnancy (prurigo of pregnancy). In this case liver function test is done, if abnormal then viral marker for hepatitis B, C, E and ultrasound of the liver should be done. In case of abnormal liver function tests and normal viral markers and ultrasound, the diagnosis is most probably obstetric cholestasis. For obstetric cholestasis, ursodeoxycolic acid is given as treatment. I would therefore suggest you to consult an OBGYN specialist so that you can be properly examined, investigated and treated Hope you found the answer helpful. Please do get back for further queries. Wishing you good health. Regards, Dr Deepti Verma.