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Old 12-19-2010, 01:17 PM   #1
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Anyone have itchy stretch marks AFTER having their baby?

i had a ton of stretch marks while pregnant and now that i had my baby about a week ago they are EXTREMELY itchy and irritated on the lower part of my abdomen. i've been trying to drink a lot of water and use lotion, but they still itch a lot. does anyone have suggestions for lotions to use? is hydrocortisone safe to use while breastfeeding?

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Old 12-19-2010, 04:48 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone have itchy stretch marks AFTER having their baby?

Stretch mark central here, I don't think there is alot you can do for the itching. Its just part of the healing process. Not sure about hydrocortizone creams. Calendula might help. I got most of mine 14 years ago and don't remember them being itchy after but I certainly remember feeling my skin ripping while I was pregnant. Some of them are as wide a finger.
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Stretch mark central here, I don't think there is alot you can do for the itching. Its just part of the healing process. Not sure about hydrocortizone creams. Calendula might help. I got most of mine 14 years ago and don't remember them being itchy after but I certainly remember feeling my skin ripping while I was pregnant. Some of them are as wide a finger.
Same here, mass stretch marks, huge red, painful ones. I have a salve I really like, I don't know all of the ingredients off the top of my head, but plain olive oil is great too. Super hydrating.

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The itching is totally normal. I just scratched
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:49 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone have itchy stretch marks AFTER having their baby?

Mine were not itchy, I just had them there. I was able to lighten and fade them well with an all purpose cream from Excel Skin Care. Consistency is the key and use it twice a day. Never skip days and You will get results. They have a store on Amazon which has the best prices there. Good luck Moms.
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