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I am almost 9 weeks pregnant and i have developed a severe itch it last for a while then eases off only to start again later. Even my lips feel a lil swollen sometimes. I also noticed the same day the itching started that when i ate i immediatelly felt a knot in my right side of chest. Please help.


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replied November 10th, 2010
Pregnancy Q and A Answer A17048
Thanks for writing to the forum! Congratulations too!!

There are some rashes associated with pregnancy like Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP), Prurigo of pregnancy, Pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy, and Pemphigoid gestationis. PUPPP is the most common, however it is seen more on stretch marks and during the third trimester. If you have gained a lot of weight during your pregnancy then this is a possibility.

Prurigo of pregnancy is due to abnormal hormone levels, will disappear on delivery and reappear on subsequent pregnancy. These conditions are harmless both for mother and baby. Steroid creams & ointments, moisturizing creams, aloe vera lotions, wet soaks, calamine lotions are usually enough to control both.

Pemphigoid gestationis is an autoimmune rash, disappears with end of pregnancy, may flare up just before delivery, and can affect the baby. This needs to be diagnosed early for proper care during pregnancy. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your gynecologist once. Hope this helps. Take care!



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