Itchy Boobs?????

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Registered: 10-19-2011
Itchy Boobs?????
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 8:48pm

So yesterday, without warning, my chest turned red and a bit tender (rather like the first time I ever tried topless sunbathing and got a sunburn - oy!).

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Registered: 11-01-2011
Wed, 03-28-2012 - 10:28pm
I use my cocoa butter all over for stretching. One recommendation for itching is the gold bond cream. It works instantly...but it smells like gold bond. Ask your drs office. I know they don't like us using any cortisone type creams while preggo.

Wendy

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Registered: 02-18-2009
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 8:27am
My belly and boobs are extremely itchy as well. I use an oatmeal lotion, it helps a little but I have to reapply frequently though.
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Registered: 10-19-2011
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 9:10am

I should mention that I do use Shea Terra's organic Mama's Gold Stretch Mark Prevention & Treatment Oil, twice a day.

I have tried using a baking soda paste, which seems to take away the worst of the itch and reduce some of the redness.

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Registered: 12-07-2011
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 11:42am
I've had the itchiness for like 3 months now and i use (weird i know!) petroleum jelly :) it works too.
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Registered: 08-01-2003
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 4:37pm
I second the cocoa butter. If itching's really bad you can ask your doc if benadryl might help. We're allowed to take that and I was told to take it when my belly was super itchy at the end of my last pregnancy.
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Registered: 06-04-2007
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 5:39pm
Vaseline was the only thing that cured my dry boobs...which was why they were itchy. I would scratch mine at night and wake up with them bleeding! Good luck, that's surely no fun!
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Registered: 10-19-2011
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 8:21pm

Thank you...I'm off to the store to get some!

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