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How to manage itching during pregnancy

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Itching is a frequent change that almost all pregnant women experience. The need to scratch is heightened by the stretching of your skin, increased blood supply to your skin, and changes in hormonal levels. Itching is particularly noticeable around your womb and breasts.

Itching is quite common and to a large extent, expected. However, if you have a severe itch, you might have an infection or a malfunctioning condition. In such a circumstance, you should contact your doctor right away.

Here are ways to manage itching during pregnancy

1 Aloe Vera gel

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Aloe Vera gel is a natural product that can be used in a variety of ways. It is used to treat a variety of skin diseases all over the world. Simply apply the gel to the affected areas and itchy areas and desire to scratch will be reduced. The gel also acts as a barrier, protecting the skin from any harm that may occur as a result of scratching.

2 Calamine Lotion

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Calamine lotion is an efficient treatment for PUPPP syndrome in women. You will experience immediate relief from irritation and inflammation after applying the lotion to the affected regions.

3 Baking soda

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Another helpful home treatment for treating itching during pregnancy is baking soda. To relieve itching, make a paste of baking soda and water in equal parts and apply it to the region and locations that are more prone to itching.

4 Cold Compress

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A cool ice pack can also be used to relieve itching. By placing the cold compress on the affected parts, the cool sensation will provide immediate relief. This is very useful in the summer.

5 Essential Oils for Massage

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Itching is a nightmare for pregnant women with dry skin and massaging the regions that cause inflammation with essential oils such as lavender, olive, and almond oils will provide relief and reduce itching.

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