Itchy abdomen – what to do? Why the stomach small rash
- Itchy abdomen – what to do? Why the stomach small rash
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What types of itching there are
1. Acute itching. Occurs when medication or product that contains the allergen. It lasts up to several hours and can pass on their own.
2. Chronic itching. Occurs due to auto-intoxication. Characterized by redness and itching. Can proceed for a long period of time, from several months to a year.
3. Senile itching. Characteristic of men older than 60 years. It occurs when the sclerotic changes in the body, reducing the function of the endocrine and nervous system. The external factor is the weakening of the skin and its laxity.
4. Seasonal itching. Aggravation occurs in autumn and winter. Characteristic of individuals with diseases of the autonomic nervous system.
5. Heat itching. Occurs in the summer as a reaction to sunlight.
6. High-rise itching. Typical at a height of 8000 meters above sea level. During the descent below this level the itching stops.
7. Itching during pregnancy is caused by self-poisoned body of the baby.
8. Localized. Stimuli are often dyes, clothes, bowel disease.
Itching during pregnancy
Quite often, moms complain that they have itchy belly in early and late pregnancy. Sometimes the itching becomes unbearable. And therefore, doctors recommend a pregnant woman for examination to identify the cause and begin treatment. Intense itching, especially during pregnancy, should be cause for concern.
In the later stages the skin is stretched, and the belly longer and can cause discomfort. Relieve itching you can use fat cream. Why itchy belly during pregnancy, can only tell the doctor. But possible reasons may include increased sensitivity of women to various synthetic fabrics, and cosmetics.
But the causes of itching can be diseases of internal organs:
1. The failure of the liver. Itch often appears at night and is accompanied by a burning sensation.
2. Allergies. For example, you might develop allergic reactions to citrus, chocolate or seafood. This may appear a small rash on my stomach. It itches from time to time when making allergen.
3. Cholestasis. This is a dangerous condition that threatens the life of the mother and the unborn baby. It more often affects women with cholelithiasis, chronic cholecystitis or past hepatitis A. Therefore, if a woman scratched belly, feet and hands, should pay attention to it.
If rash on stomach child
Why itchy belly and rash? The child’s body is not perfect, the immune system is weakened. In General, the rash itself is a symptom of an infectious disease. If the child appeared in her first symptoms, contact the pediatrician.
Causes rash and itching in children
1. Perhaps the child has measles. Measles is an infectious disease accompanied by headache, fever and a runny nose. Child annoying bright light, he is constantly coughing. The rash appears not only on the abdomen but on the head, behind the ears, and then throughout the body. It disappears three days later.
2. Varicella, or as it’s called in the people, the chicken pox. When the chickenpox rash spread throughout the body, including the stomach.
3. Rubella. Represents pink spots round shape. They are common as well as with chicken pox, throughout the body.
4. Mono. Is characterized by eruptions on the belly, limbs and face.
5. Non-communicable nature of the disease. Itchy and belly rash appears the child is not the cause of the infection. The role of the factor causing itching and rash, can play an Allergy or synthetic fabric. Very often newborn children suffer from prickly heat, especially in summer.
If on stomach itchy spots
Red spots on stomach itchy because of problems in the body. Her identify will be possible only after a complete examination. You should not self-medicate because the spots may be infectious. The most common causes of itching and appearance of red spots:
1. Ringworm. This disease is characterized by lesions in patches that flake and itch unbearably.
2. Urticaria. Occurs more frequently when the insect bites, the failure of the liver, taking medications or products.
4. Erythema. The papules tend to grow and merge with each other.
5. Atopic dermatitis – this disease has a chronic course. Treated with antiallergic drugs.
Pimples on abdomen
Pimples are small inflamed bumps. Pimples on stomach itchy and appear for different reasons.
1. Possible allergic reaction. For example, the skin may not react to the allergen, but the inflamed area will be felt itching.
2. Irritation of the skin. There is no proper skin care.
3. Reaction to external stimuli.
4. Skin diseases.
Quite often women are at the doctor ask: “Why itchy belly?” Factors for this are many. For example, the same pregnancy. As you grow belly skin is stretching. Constant irritation from underwear. It is possible that the elastic on your panties is too tight, and she constantly rubs and causes irritation. The same goes for jeans and pants with low waist.
Treatment itching and rashes
Before starting treatment, you should find out why itchy belly, for what reasons rash. If allergies are assigned to anti-Allergy drugs – ointments or tablets. You should also get rid of the allergen, if it is a cat or dog is to give it in good hands, products, or drugs that caused itching and a rash, throw it away.
In diseases of infectious etiology the treatment consists in the application of various ointments, lotions and tablets. For example, for scabies isolate the patient and disinfect the room in which he was. This is done in order not to infect the people around him. When rubella, chickenpox, scarlet fever appointed antibacterial and antipyretic drugs.
Itchy Skin During Pregnancy
What causes itchy skin during pregnancy?
Increased blood flow during pregnancy can lead to mild itchiness. Your skin may also feel itchy as it stretches to accommodate your changing body. Some women report itchy skin on their breasts during periods of growth, and some experience itchy skin on their bellies as their bumps increase in size. Mild itching is quite common during pregnancy, and often nothing to worry about, however it can be uncomfortable.
The following tips may help you to manage itchy skin during pregnancy:
- Stay hydrated – drinking enough water can help your skin to stretch more easily. Remember, you need to drink more water now that you’re pregnant, even if it means more trips to the bathroom.
- Moisturise – using moisturisers may help to reduce itchiness. Using a natural, chemical-free moisturiser such as extra virgin organic coconut oil may help to relieve any discomfort.
- Wear loose fitting clothes – avoid tight clothes that prevent air circulation and may further irritate your skin.
- Choose natural fibres – dressing in natural fibres such as cotton and bamboo may help to keep itchiness under control. Synthetic fabrics such as nylon and lycra may increase itchiness by prevent air from circulating.
- Be kind to your skin – avoid strong perfumes, chemicals and lotions. Use products for sensitive skin, and try to use natural, organic products where possible. Always wear gloves when cleaning to avoid chemicals coming into contact with your skin.
Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP)
In some cases, itchiness can be caused by ICP, a serious liver condition specific to pregnancy. The condition is caused by high levels of bile acids in the liver, and can be fatal for the developing baby. ICP is characterised by unexplained itching, which may or may not be accompanied by a rash. Some women also report feeling generally unwell and tired, and some women find their urine is darker than normal. Other symptoms include jaundice, and pale bowel movements.
For some women, the itchiness is non-stop and can be unbearable, leading to excessive itching to the point of bleeding. Non-stop itchiness can also lead to depression. ICP can occur as early as six weeks into the pregnancy, although it is more common towards the end of the pregnancy. Unfortunately, there is no cure for ICP, though the condition will clear up on its own after the birth.
If you think you may have ICP, contact your doctor immediately. If diagnosed with this condition, you will require regular monitoring throughout the pregnancy. There is an increased risk of stillbirth and premature labour, so your liver function will be tested regularly for the remainder of your pregnancy.
If the itching is unbearable, your doctor may be able to prescribe a cream or lotion to reduce itchiness. Speak to your healthcare provider about treatment options for this condition.
Written by Fiona (@Fiona_Peacock), mother, writer and lover of all things baby related.
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Glad to see ICP being called out here – well done.
My first son was stillborn at 41+4 after a healthy pregnancy. I had an itch which I was told was fine but which dissapeared minutes after his birth. I am now 25 weeks pregnant and icp is a likely factor in my son’s death. Knowledge is so important.
I am just over 25 weeks and make an effort to drink 1.5 litres of water per day and moisturise my bump with 100% natural Shea butter from Ghana. It has to be warm to work best as the natural butter gets hard when it is left in the cold. Work it into the palms if possible, or give it a blast of 10 seconds to soften in the microwave – then work into the tummy and sides. It is thick and nutritious and moisturises the skin all day. No itchiness and no stretch marks so far…xXx
@beth Omg really I have a puppy and I kind of figured it was that the case cause when I’m in my room or on the couch i start getting itchy or to over start scratching non stop but thank god i dnt have red marks or a rash hopefuly it stays like that less itchy i dnt want to get rid of my lil baby I mean she is my puppy and close to me and I love her so much and she’s like always next to me and protects me it will be a bit hard but I’ll try I dnt wanna get rid of her ever since the pregnancy she’s been so protective and with me I’ll try the ice packs and lotions.😂👍🏻
Hi beautiful pregnant ladies! Have to comment on this itchy post and hopefully help some itchy mums to be. Im 24 weeks pregnant and now have lovely smooth itch free skin. I suffered with itchy skin before my fab mum brought me some frei ol from germany specially formulated for preggy women. It is the best thing ever and I can’t recommend it enough. Although not cheap the consistency of this oil is so fluid and goes such a long way leaving your skin feeling super soft and silky but not greasy at all. Stock up on this ladies it won’t disappoint. Oh and so far no stretch marks.
I am 25 weeks with my 2nd child. Vaseline works best for me. No itching and no stretch marks. I put it on in the morning and at night.
I m 25week n3 days pregnent. at what time my baby will moving around my bally. when i feel my babby properlly.
Another condition that leads to unbearable itchiness is PUPPPS. (Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy) it is a horrible rare rash that often times starts in your stretch marks and quickly spreads to other places on the body. The only thing that gave me any relief was ice packs and Sarna lotion. Most of the time it is relieved only by giving birth.
I was told by my doctor from my first pregnancy that once you start feeling itchy, don’t itch it and drink water! Once I started feeling itchy I started pounding water. I made sure to drink over a liter a day. And I used regular lotion on my stomach to help moisture and stretch the skin. It kept me from getting ANY stretch marks. I was 100lbs before I got pregnant and gained a total of 38lbs. Not one stretch mark. It makes sense your skin needs to have moisture in it to stretch the right way. Now onto baby number two and still using the no itching and extra water rule 😉
I use Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil. I’m currently 25weeks pregnant and so far so good. My itching is very mild to none. No stretch marks yet too. Mind you I have quite a belly as I was already overweight before pregnancy and within these 25weeks I already gained 7kg
I used bio oil morning and night as soon as I knew I was pregnant – at 2 weeks! But when I hit the 3rd trimester my skin started to really itch and no amount of bio oil would help, I’d been drinking plenty of water throughout so was concerned. No worries all checked out OK, then a week later I noticed a faint red rash on my belly and shins – my shins are strangely the itchiest! I was prescribed different creams-dermol with menthol, aqueous, benolium oil but none helped and I was allergic to one! My point…I found a solution by chance dead sea salt, it was on offer in a bargain store and I thought why not it says it’s good for itching psoriasis and eczema. IT WORKED! I hated baths before pregnancy and now I have one every other night with 200g ish of dead sea salt in. I barely need to moisturise now as my skin feels soft and none itchy! Definately worth a try if your skin becomes itchy, it has given me 2 days of relief off one soak, creams only gave me half an hour of relief – if that! Now an uncomfortable, but not itchy 33 weeks!
Bio Oil has been a life saver for my dry skin during my pregnancy! I apply it morning and night. Very comforting.
Once I became 12weeks I started really moisturizing my skin daily. Then, I came across this stretch marks cream by Palmer’s. I started using that along with their itch oil and now I’m 25 weeks with no stretch marks and my skins rarely itches. I apply both of these twice a day. I’m very satisfied with product.
I am itching so badly for 6 weeks as my skin got very dry after about 12 weeks of pregnancy. Plus every time my belly is growing, the sking itches particularly badly. In between I even had to use balm for hurt skin as I nearly scratched myself bloody. It is so weird that you never hear about this in advance. There are so many funny scenes in movies about pregnant women being sick, having mood swings or cravings – and I am sure that I look hilarious when I am scratching myself like a street dog with flees, but you never see THIS in any movie… 😉
Itchy Skin During Pregnancy
What is itchy skin during pregnancy?
Does it seem like as your bump gets bigger, your skin gets itchier? You might feel the urge to scratch all over, but especially around your belly and breasts. This is totally common and normally happens around the second and third trimesters.
What could be causing my itchy skin during pregnancy?
As it stretches and tightens from your growing belly, your skin may feel dry and itchy. Your changing hormones may be causing the itching as well. If you have severe itching that spreads to your arms and legs, it could be pruritic urticarial papules and plaques during pregnancy (PUPPP). If you have PUPPP, you have itchy red spots on your skin. But it’s nothing to be worried about; it’ll go away after you give birth. Itchy skin can also be a symptom of allergies or cholestasis of pregnancy.
When should I go to the doctor with my itchy skin during pregnancy?
While itchy skin comes with the pregnancy territory, if you have severe itching—particularly on your hands and feet—late in pregnancy that’s accompanied by dark-colored urine, light-colored bowel movements, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and fatigue, talk to your doctor. They could be signs of cholestasis, a disease that affects the liver and that could also affect baby’s health.
What should I do to treat my itchy skin during pregnancy?
Avoid hot showers and baths because they dry out your skin. You should moisturize a lot and go for unscented stuff, since it's less likely to irritate. You can also take colloidal oatmeal baths. Colloidal oatmeal is extremely fine-ground whole oats, which can relieve itches and soothe skin. You can make your own if you grind the heck out of oats with a coffee grinder (essentially to powder form) and drop a couple of cups’ worth into a warm bath. But you can just as easily buy Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment from your local drugstore. For optimum relief, make sure the bath is warm, not hot, and gently pat yourself dry afterward. Also, wearing loose-fitting cotton gear won’t irritate your skin as much.
Itchy Skin during Pregnancy – Here Are How to Overcome It
Pregnancy is a whole new level of every woman’s life in the whole world. When a woman expects a baby, she gets to expect new changes in herself too, either physical, mentality, and hormonal. Because of these changes, a pregnant woman experiences new things too. Either she wants it or not, she has to get through this phase. These new experiences are not always fun, like when the baby kicks the mother’s stomach, but things that bother you like itchy skin and morning sickness. Actually itch that happens during pregnancy is normal. Usually happens at the third trimester.
Itchy skin during pregnancy
There are three causes of itch during pregnancy, dry skin, stretch marks on stomach skin, and PUPP symptom. PUPP stands for Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy that usually happens because of the increase of gonadotropin and estrogen hormone activities. Level of itch also varies. Starting from the lightest up to the one that causes rashes on skin. Even in some cases, there are also swell and red spots. This case usually happens on women who are expecting twins or first child. The itch will appear in the stomach area or stretch marks that spreads to the arms and thighs. This event could be very dangerous for both the mother and the baby. The effect is also very uncomfortable. In usual case, the doctor will usually give you tropic ointment or recommend antihistamin.
Actually most of the itch cases that happen during pregnancy are not dangerous because this is a normal case. But if you feel really uncomfortable, contact the doctor immediately. The itch is usually gone a moment after giving birth. Usually the itch will appear again if the mother is in a place with a hot weather. Wear loose-fitting clothes and also made of cotton so the air circulation will still keep on going. It’s better to stay at home when it’s hot outside. But if you really have to, prepare some wet wipes or a mini fan to keep the skin from drying.
Tips to reduce itch
Usually when someone feels itch on his body, he will scratch it and this causes skin irritation or secondary infection. That’s why, be careful when scratching or it’s better if you just hold it in. It’s normal to feel uncomfortable. Here are some tips to reduce the itch.
1. Use some moisturizer lotion. Keep your skin moisturized during pregnancy because the risk of getting itches will be very high. Using moisturizer lotion will help reduce the scratching marks. Just apply the lotion on the areas that itch, like stomach or chest area.
2. Consume more vegetables, fruits, and water. The ingredients in them are very good for keeping your body moisturized naturally. The benefit is not only for the mother, but also for the baby.
3. Wear sweat-absorbed clothes. Pregnant women usually produce more sweats than not pregnant women. Frequent sweating and hot weather will cause itch. The solution is by wearing maternal clothes that are made of cotton. Besides reducing itch, this material is also comfortable to wear.
4. Shower with cold water. It’s better to not take a warm or hot shower because it will increase the risk of getting itch. Don’t forget to use soaps that have low pH level, such as baby soap.
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