Itchy Belly

Feb 12, 2011 No Comments by

Join the club, Pregnant bellies are itchy bellies, and they can become progressively itchier as the months pass. That’s because as your belly grows, the skin stretches rapidly, becoming increasingly moisture-deprived—leaving it itchy and uncomfortable. Try not to scratch, which will only make you itchier and could cause irritation. Moisturizer can temporarily curb the itching; apply a gentle one frequently and liberally. An anti-itching lotion (such as calamine) may provide more relief, as can an oatmeal bath. If you have an all-over itch that’s not related to dry or sensitive skin, however, or develop a rash on your abdomen, check with your practitioner.


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