Itchy stretch marks!

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Itchy stretch marks!

Postby Flip89 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:10 pm

Hey ladies, hope you're all having a lovely Christmas! :)

Bit of an odd one - I'm suffering with very itchy stretch marks on my tummy, mainly near my tummy button. They're now raised and extremely red. I know I should avoid scratching, but I have and sometimes I get little blood spots.

I was wondering if my GP would be able to prescribe a cream to help soothe the itching and redness, but wasn't sure if I was making a mountain out of a mole hill?

Any advice would be really appreciated, thankyou :) xx
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Re: Itchy stretch marks!

Postby allybo » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:21 pm

Hi flip, your go should prescribe something for you! I had them with my dd and got some e45 but you can but that over the counter too!!
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Re: Itchy stretch marks!

Postby espoir » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:43 am

Hi Flip! Moisturising should help - I've used various ones. Also went to see GP about it - they can prescribe something, as you do need something quite fatty! Itchy stretch marks can also be the first symptom of PUPPs - it eventually develops into a very itchy rash over bump and can spread to rest of body. I had it in both pregnancies - first time I thought the only solution was to give birth, in the second one it developed earlier and after some online reading tried acupuncture and two sessions cleared it up.
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Re: Itchy stretch marks!

Postby Flip89 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:25 pm

Thankyou so much for your replies!

I'll definitely go to my GP to find out more. They don't seem as itchy at the moment (touch wood!), but are sore and tender. I wouldn't have even thought about acupuncture!

Thankyou again :) xx
First diagnosed with PCOS aged 14, now 24.
Off BC & TTC since December 2011
Currently on 1000mg Metformin
March 2013 - OH's SA revealed all are swimming fine!
June 2013 - #2 Clomid Cycle & Conceive + - Beautiful BFP! EDD 02/03/14 :) !!!
My beautiful son was born 27/02/14 - He is so perfect! :D !!!

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/413a03/
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Re: Itchy stretch marks!

Postby espoir » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:53 pm

I also had the pharmacy prepare some menthol talc - messy, but did help at least for temporary relief.
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