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What causes itching all over the body during pregnancy?

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My wife is 38 weeks 3 days pregnant. From last 1 week she is having excessive itching at whole body including feet, head, back, etc. Is it normal? What should be done for this?
Tue, 5 Jun 2018 in Pregnancy
 
 
Answered by Dr. Soumya 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Use calamine lotion

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns.

This is normal. Itching is seen in many of pregnant women. This is not a serious problem.

There is no reason to worry. It happens due to variation in hormonal levels. If the itching is uncontrollable use calamine lotion to apply over the itching areas after consulting your doctor.

This should give you relief.'

Let me know if you need anymore help.

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