Eczema Aggravation During Pregnancy: What Should You Do?
Pregnancy is a black box in terms of female health. Some problems can disappear and while others increase. This also applies to eczema.
During pregnancy, eczema can be aggravated by several factors: stress, hormonal fluctuations, diet, etc.
If eczema turns into the aggravation phase, sores can be spread around the face and body. It is impossible to ignore the disease: stress and bad sleep caused by itching and burning are definitely not healthy for mother and the fetus.
What can be done?
These measures will help you to prevent relapse or reduce the intensity of the symptoms:
- Try to relax.
- Regularly moisturize your skin using creams with panthenol, and preferably products without harmful ingredients.
- Try to be outside more often. The house should be aired and don’t forget about wet cleaning.
- Exclude all possible allergens, including external ones- dust, fluff, chlorine, and internal-food. It will also benefit your baby: even not being born yet, he can inherit his first allergies if your diet is not hypoallergenic.
- Only have contact with household chemicals and untreated tap water while wearing gloves. You need to choose natural cleansers and detergents such as baking soda. Laundry soap should be with a minimal amount of additives and without a strong smell.
- The same applies to cosmetics. It should be home-made or organic and hypo-hypoallergenic.
- Wear spacious clothes made of natural fabrics.Dress according to the weather, so you don’t have to sweat.
Attention! Ask your doctor before using any product and taking any measure!
Consult with a minimum of two doctors: a gynecologist and a dermatologist. We provide the list of treatment methods just for general information.
- Antihistamines will reduce itching and burning. The drug, dosage, and treatment plan should be prescribed by the doctor, taken under consideration of your individual condition.
- Ointments or creams with steroids will work directly against the inflammation. The right dosage and medical supervision is necessary.
- Sedatives. If you can’t control yourself – which happens often during pregnancy, ask your doctor what sedative medicines you can take.
- Treatment with narrow-band UVB light. It isn’t contraindicated with pregnancy. Its effectiveness have been proven. UVB light is harmless for the baby. Phototherapy is forming vitamin D in the skin, which is useful for both the mother and the baby. Most importantly is that it reduces the symptoms without any burns, which regular sunlight can cause.
Eczema during pregnancy can be treated, and there are methods to do this. That’s why there is no need to suffer (It can only harm your baby). It is better to take a treatment course with minimal risks under the doctor’s supervision.