Can pregnancy cause eczema?

Discussion in 'Third Trimester' started by VikkiR, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. VikkiR

    VikkiR Well-Known Member

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    I seem to have started with eczema for the first time in my life. Dry skin, can feel spots/lumps it's very rough partic on arms and hands x
     
  2. Esperanza84

    Esperanza84 Well-Known Member

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    Yes! I went to see my gp because I was itching, and he said I had eczema and prescribed me a cream. I've invested in some more expansive hand cream and my skin is so much better no, don't itch any more. I think that being pregnant, combined with the cold weather outside, can cause this. Do you itch? You could ask your gp/mw next time you see him/her.

    Lots of luck hun!

    xx
     
  3. Verity2011

    Verity2011 Well-Known Member

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    Like Esperanza said - indeed it can cause eczema. It's pretty common. I suffered with it in tri 2 and got some mild cream from the doc and cleared it all up.
     

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