(Closed) Post delivery: why is my head so itchy?!

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
7493 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Women often lose a good amount of hair after giving birth- I know I did with my 1st baby.  I wonder if your condition is related to that?

Post # 4
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I know when I first got pregnant I got soooooo itchy! My arms, shoulders, scalp, face, chest! Lol and I couldn’t use t-gel shampoo because of the coal tar and what it may do to the baby… Or steroid lotion..Anyway! My doctor thought it was hormone related. So maybe your hormones are being crazy? I’m hoping when I give birth in two weeks I don’t get the itchies again.. I would literally wake up digging at my arms/scalp, I even had my mom check me for lice! Haha

good luck! 

Post # 5
1749 posts
Bumble bee

@Sunshine09:  Are you breast feeding? Could you take a Benadryl?

Post # 6
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The hormone changes after delivery give a lot of women dry skin, and can also make you lose some hair. It’s probably a combination of the two. It should go away on its own, but I don’t know what to recommend in the mean time. :/

Post # 8
1492 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

It’s probably hormones but just to throw this out there… Is it possible you caught something in the hospital? Not likely but if its really bad you might want to check its not lice or something. 

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