Itchy, Itchy, Itchy Breasts!

Kristen - posted on 01/16/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Can anyone suggest a good lotion for itchy skin? My belly is not the problem its my breasts! I have tried most everything over the counter: Palmers, Nivea, Aveeno and nothing seems to work. Any suggestions or people with itchy breasts?

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Kristen - posted on 01/17/2009

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Thanks! Telaine, I am 7 months pregnant and just scratching all day long! I am scratching until I "scratch" too. Its sounds gross but I am scratching  until I bleed. Ive asked my dr. and she says that its typical, but its not tolerable and its embarrasing! I will be at the store and have to scratch, I look silly itching my boobs in public! Thanks for all the suggestions. I will truly try it all! Thanks for all the suggestions!



 

Amber - posted on 01/16/2009

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Burts Bees Mama Bee Tummy Butter....absolutely amazing, plus not overly pricey

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it was at walmart but like i said, i haven't been able to find it recently so either my walmart doesn't carry it or it was discontinued.

Evelyn - posted on 01/18/2009

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If its all over then try oilatum bath emolient... you can get it from the dr, over the counter and on minor ailments! Just be careful getting in and out of the bath coz it makes it very slipery!! You need to wash the bath out really well afterwards too! Also try popping your favourite fragrance free cream/lotion into the fridge and pop that on after your oilatum bath... instant relife!!! top up in the morning and make the baths nightly with warm not hot water as the hotter it is the more it will flare up your skin!!!



Hope this helps,



xxEVxx

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i don't know if they still make it but i used to be able to find Benadryl in a cream. thankfully i haven't had to worry about being itchy with either pregnancy (due with second in July) but i am horribly allergic to mosquito bites and they're the state bird around here so i had to keep myself in supply. but i haven't found any in a couple years. :(

Veronica - posted on 03/01/2012

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Try coconut oil... It is solid at room temp, but becomes oily on contact. Smells good and is a super moisturizer!

Evelyn - posted on 01/18/2009

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I got a cheep cream from tesco.. it was a cream for breasts on the baby isle cost next to nothing and worked great! try vaseline too as it makes a barrier... cotton bra's! not as nice as satin or lace but less itchy also go for ones with no seams... t-shirt bra's so the stitching doesnt ittitate them! I also got some cream from my doctor called...daktacort cream... its a mild steroid cream. also keep your creams in the fridge! instant relife!!! i got the one off the dr while pregnant so its safe on unborn bumps :-)



Hope this helps!



xxEVxx

User - posted on 01/17/2009

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Yes, it stopped once my twins were born. It will drive you nuts and suprisingly enough, there isn't much you can do. The Calomine lotion lasts for a little bit ... it feels great, but once it rubs off it comes back. My fiance and I just bought a bottle of it and rather than dabbing it on with cotton balls like you would if you had chicken pox, we were just rubbing it all over my body. So I looked like an idiot walking around my house with pink skin but I didn't care...haha. The Benadryl I found works best. Might just want to check in with your doctor to see if you can take a mild one for itching. They should be able to approve that.

User - posted on 01/17/2009

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mine is all over too! my legs...inside of my arms...im red and marked all over from scratching...im going to try the calomine lotion. Did it stop once the baby was born for you?

User - posted on 01/17/2009

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Oh my goodness, I thought there weren't many other ladies out there who experienced this (no one I had talked to at that point had). While I was about 6/7 months pregnant with my twins I got extremely itchy, it was my legs, arms, tummy, breasts, back and shoulders... (a little extensive... don'cha think? ...haha) I wound up using Calomine lotion because nothing else worked. Also, if you talk to your doctor they may be able to suggest using Benadryl. My doctor had approved a minor amount of Benadryl to stop the itching and it worked best.

User - posted on 01/17/2009

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lol that is what im like! its driving me nuts....i only have just over a week until my due date....i hope this stops after that! I went to the health food store and bought almond oil and added some lavender oil to it...it seems to relieve it. And the oil isn't 'oily' lol...like that yuck sticky feeling.

Aubrey - posted on 01/17/2009

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Get Curel Pregnancy and motherhood lotion.

it saved my life during my pregnancy

User - posted on 01/17/2009

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oh im having the same thing! i wasn't sure if u were pregnant too...its driving me nuts! Im trying all the creams...im scratching until i literally 'scratch' myself. It's my breast's and arms...not my belly.

Ashley - posted on 01/16/2009

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maybe the new jergens lotion........ its for pregnancy,  you can get it at walmart, and only comes in a squeeze bottle..... blue with a think a pink line on it!!! it seemed to help me better then the palmers... and it's at walmart...........

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