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    Default ITCHY!!!!! *going crazy*

    Hey girls.

    I think I've had an allergic reaction to something - my skin has been getting really dry lately, and I was just using regular moisturiser without much effect (partly winter/pregnancy/high chlorine levels in water) so a couple days ago, I decided to use my belly oil (just a natural, almond oil based one) on my arms, and my belly and boobs. I hadn't been using it for a while, cos someone had sent me some cocoa butter, so I was using that.

    Now my entire upper arms on both sides are covered with what looks like tiny welty blister bumps! (not to mention a milder case on my boobs and belly) They are driving me up the WALL with itchiness. Does this sound like an allergic reaction? I've never had one before, so I don't know! It's all I can do not to shred the skin on my arms with my fingernails. I've not used anything on there since except a cream which is supposed to help with the itching (it does for a while, but then wears off) and I'm just about ready to go nuts.

    Help?




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    Is the itching in your stretch marks or not?

    The itching on your arms, does it go down to your hands / palms?

    How are your ankles & feet, do they itch too?

    The reason I ask is that some itching in pregnancy can be related to PUPPPS or Obstetric Cholestasis, the latter being quite dangerous for you and bub.

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    I was thinking the same thing as Sarah..

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    Nope, the itching is only on the top of my belly (I don't have any stretch marks yet) and only where I put the oil on my arms. Mostly the upper section. There's a few dots on my inner forearms, but they're nowhere near as itchy as my upper arms. It feels like toad skin!

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    I would be taking yourself & the oil to your Dr & asking. While Sarah is right about itching being a sign of something more evil, the fact this happened after using the oil & in the area's you applied makes me think its a reaction to the oil.
    I would find out if its safe to take a anti histmine(sp?) to easy the itching. but yeah take yourself & the product to your dr, chemist or Ob/midwife & find out what you can do.

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    Yeah it sounds more like a reaction to the oil to me now, but I would get it double checked anyway. You can take the old style of antihistamines that make you drowsy like polaramine which is what I had to take for my PUPPPS.

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    I had a really similar reaction to something when I was pregnant with Harrison... I'd previously used it before becoming pregnant so didn't think it would be an issue. I would end up in tears because of the itching. My DH got me some Polaramine and it worked brilliantly. It took about a week of no scratching for the itchiness to go away.
    Maybe pop into the chemist and grab yourself some Polaramine to stop the itchiness and then go see a Dr if you're concerned.
    I hope it goes away soon

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    Fiona - my MW is coming around tonight, thank goodness, so I'll check with her then. If she gives me the ok - I think it's off to the chemist for something safe!

    Sarah - I looked up those conditions, and the symptoms don't match mine - thank goodness! Polaramine sounds like a godsend right now...

    Lisa - yeah, me too! I've used it before, and for the whole first and part of the second trimesters without any problems - it just suddenly made my skin spaz out! Kinda good to know it's happened to others though - not that I'd wish this on anyone!!!

    Thanks for the advice, everyone. I feel a lot better about it now, and am gonna hopefully get something for it tonight!

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    Great news that your symptoms don't match Helly PUPPPS is horrific, I had seven weeks of insane itching & it was dreadful.

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    I'm having trouble coping after just four days of it - I can't begin to imagine what seven weeks must have been like!!!

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