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Old 03-29-2014, 09:47 AM   #1
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Itching, not from infection?

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I'm 25 weeks and had some issues with itchiness in my girl-parts for about 10 days now. I saw my midwife on Thursday and she said it's not yeast or any other infection. It's just irritation because of changes in chemistry and more bloodflow to the area and stuff like that.

She didn't seem to have any advice on fixing it. Which wouldn't be a big deal, but, ladies, I feel like I'm DYING here. I've tried sitz baths and I'm taking probiotics just in case, but it's not helping. I use hypoallergenic feminine wash, not soap, so that's not the issue either. I really need to figure something out because it's very, very uncomfortable!

Has anyone else had this problem during any pregnancy? Do you have ANY advice on how I can fix this?

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Re: Itching, not from infection?

I haven't had the itching/ soreness issue during pregnancy (aside from varicose veins down there ) but have gotten pretty irritated back when I used sposie mama cloth... best thing I found to soothe was a hot bath w/a cup of vinegar in it... sometimes I had to do it 2-3xs a day but you should start to feel relief even after the 1st bath... I always do.

Since you are pregnant I would only fill the tub a little bit w/some pretty warm to hot water, which you obviously can't take a hot bath while pregnant so that is why I say to just fill it a few inches. Add the vinegar & read a book or magazine for 10 minutes. Repeat again the same day if you can, if not try to at least do it for a few days in a row, though 2-3xs in a day really speeds up healing.

Something else you may want to try is putting some coconut oil on down there... it may soothe it or it may not make a difference, but it won't hurt anything.

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Old 03-29-2014, 10:43 AM   #3
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Yeah, I'm super itchy during pregnancy too. It was so much better when I could go without underwear. Other than that, nothing really helped. Super annoying.
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I haven't had the itching/ soreness issue during pregnancy (aside from varicose veins down there ) but have gotten pretty irritated back when I used sposie mama cloth... best thing I found to soothe was a hot bath w/a cup of vinegar in it... sometimes I had to do it 2-3xs a day but you should start to feel relief even after the 1st bath... I always do.

Since you are pregnant I would only fill the tub a little bit w/some pretty warm to hot water, which you obviously can't take a hot bath while pregnant so that is why I say to just fill it a few inches. Add the vinegar & read a book or magazine for 10 minutes. Repeat again the same day if you can, if not try to at least do it for a few days in a row, though 2-3xs in a day really speeds up healing.

Something else you may want to try is putting some coconut oil on down there... it may soothe it or it may not make a difference, but it won't hurt anything.

Hang in there !
I'm gonna give that a try, thanks so much!
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What are you using for detergent? Any recent changes in detergent? I had issues when I was making my own. Also maybe all cotton underwear?
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What are you using for detergent? Any recent changes in detergent? I had issues when I was making my own. Also maybe all cotton underwear?
I have eczema and we've used the same hypoallergenic detergent for years now, so that's not it. And only clean cotton panties! :/
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I find if the girl parts are damp for too long things get itchy. I know for me pregnancy made the girl parts damp a lot. Maybe a liner?

Try going commando as much as possible so you're getting air flow to dry things out. Skirts instead of pants ( ok maybe NOT commando and skirts at the same time) or looser, flowy clothes on the bottom.

You might try switching detergents, pregnancy does some weird things to body chemistry. Maybe you are reacting to something that your non-pregnant self is ok with.
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Re: Itching, not from infection?

With my 3rd pregnancy I had the same thing, a constant, maddening itchiness. My doctor didn't look at it, but prescribed a yeast cream similar to what you'd use for yeast diaper rash. SO much better! I never got a full-blown yeast infection, just that external itchiness.

It happened again with this 5th baby and I asked for the same cream. Works like a charm. If your midwife doesn't want to prescribe anything, you could try an OTC yeast treatment and just use it externally.
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Re: Itching, not from infection?

sorry only relief I have when like that is take the hair brush and s sartch the poo out of it....
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