How To Get Rid Of Itching During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is blessing but you also have to deal with certain issues such as itching during pregnancy. How To Get Rid Of Itching During Pregnancy

Reasons For Itching During Pregnancy

Itching during the pregnancy is the result of the changes that occurs in the body during pregnancy such as stretched skin, increased blood supply to the skin, hormonal changes, dry skin and development of the stretch marks. During pregnancy, uncontrollable and severe itching may also so be a symptom of a serious medical condition known as intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Reasons For Itching During Pregnancy

Itching during pregnancy if becomes constant is quite traumatic. Do not worry, as there are safe and effective home remedies for itching during pregnancy. Itching During Pregnancy

Home Remedies For Itching During Pregnancy

Home Remedies For Itching During Pregnancy

#1. Coconut Oil For Itching During Pregnancy 

Coconut oil is anti-inflammatory. It moisturizes the skin and soothes itching.

Apply a few drops of virgin coconut oil onto the affected area and gently massage with your hand. Leave it overnight. You can also apply coconut oilduring the daytime and wash it off after 40 minutes.Coconut Oil

#2. Lemon Juice For Itching During Pregnancy 

Lemon juice being rich in ascorbic and citric acid restores the natural pH of the skin that reduces inflammation and itching.

Squeeze a lemon to extract juice. Mix lemon juice with one fourth cup of water. With the help of a clean cotton ball, gently apply the juice to the affected area. After 30 minutes, wash it off. Repeat this at least once every alternate day.

#3. Gram Flour For Itching During Pregnancy 

Gram flour is one of the best home remedy for skin inflammation and irritation and relieves itch.

To a tablespoon gram flour, add little yoghurt. Mix well to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area and leave it for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, wash it off with normal water. Repeat this at least once in a day.

#4. Oatmeal Bath For Itchy During Pregnancy

Oatmeal is antipruritic and anti-inflammatory. It reduces inflammation and helps with itchy skin.

To the bathtub filled with water add a cup of oatmeal. Soak yourself in it for 20 minutes and then take a bath with normal water. Let yourself air dry. Oatmeal Bath For Itchy During Pregnancy

* After oatmeal bath walk carefully with precaution as it may leave your feet slippery.

#5. Baking Soda Bath For Itching During Pregnancy

Baking soda has an alkaline nature that helped us to restore the normal pH of the skin. This helps to ease itchiness.

Baking soda

Baking soda

To the bathtub filled with water, add a cup of baking soda and soak yourself in it for about 30 minutes. Pat yourself try. Repeat this once daily.

#6. Aloe Vera Gel For Itching During Pregnancy 

Aloe vera is not only anti-bacterial but also has hydrating properties and acts as a natural coolant. It effectively relieves itch and soothes the skin.

Aloe vera

Extract fresh aloe vera gel and apply it to the affected area. After 30 minutes wash it off with water and pat your skin dry. Repeat this at least 3 times in a day.

#7. Dandelion Roots For Itching During Pregnancy 

Dandelion root is alkaline in nature. It restore the natural pH of the skin and promotes healthy skin.

To 2 cup of water, add 2 tablespoons of dandelion root. After 15 minutes, strain the solution. With the help of the cotton ball apply the solution over the affected areas and let it dry. Repeat this 2 to 3 times a day.

Home remedies for itching during pregnancy will help you but you also need to follow some prevention tips. Always keep your skin moisturized. Drink lots of water to keep your body hydrated. Avoid air condition for long. Avoid going out in the sun and wearing wet clothes. During pregnancy wear light and loose clothing. Use soft towel to dry yourself. Avoid hot bath. Avoid using scented soap and lotion and wash your clothes with mild detergent.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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