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Excessive itching during pregnancy. Have asthma. Any solution?

Hi, My wife is suffering with skin allergy( too much itching). This has started during her 5th month of pregnancy. Recently she has been diagnoised with asthama . Doctor has informed that asthama and skin allergy are linked with each other. He also suggested there is no permanent solution for this. Will there be any solution for skin allergy?
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are different rashes that can occur in pregancy and some of these are associated with a itching.
Some of these rashes are called : prurigo of pregnancy, prutitic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy.None of these are associated with any problems with the baby and are generally treated with oral antihistamines and topical steroids.

Intrahepatic cholestasis is another cause for itching in pregnancy.This is associated with increase in liver function tests. It is treated with antihistamines, some women may require additional medication.In most cases there are no complications though in some rare cases complications may occur.

You may want to consider visiting your doctor to determine if she is experiencing one of these pregnancy specific rashes.

I hope this helps
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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