Post # 1
I went to the dr. last thursday and just told her i was having extreme itching on my belly and back. She suggested aquaphor or take benedryl. I picked up some aquafore on Thursday night and used it until saturday morning, when I began to get a rash. I went a day without putting any lotion on my skin and it still became worse, so the next day I tried lotion that I’ve always used and no improvement.. Its horrible… all over my legs, butt, low back, abdomen, arms… I haven’t slept in 3 days… Its so bad that in the middle of the night i take cold baths. I tried benedryl and no relief. any advice? should I call into the dr. I just can’t do this anymore, I’m about to have an breakdown..
Post # 3
Oh no!! How about a warm oatmeal bath? I have horrible skin…always have rashes and I have exzema esp in the summertime and my baby is the same way. Whenever it starts to get bad I would take an oatmeal bath and it would do wonders!! I hope you feel better
Post # 4
See if you can track down an allergy med designated for hives. Claritin usually works well for me when I have those types of skin rashes. Also, you need a lotion formulated for itchy skin; both myself and my 2 yr old get rashes frequently (really sensitive skin) and I use Aveeno Eczema/Sensitive Skin formula. It works really well and doesn’t irritate the already sensitive skin. Make sure you are using a really mild soap; good old Dove Unscented will do well; a lot of other soaps have dyes or are too harsh and can irritate the inflamed skin. Light weight natural fabrics are best; so stay away from your spandex blends for a few days. You are likely getting the itching from skin stretching to make room for baby, and then itching it has made it even more sensitive. Hope all this helps!
Post # 5
thank you so much for the advice. Im getting readyto try the oatmeal bath so hopefully that helps!