Any other itchy mamas out there?
I have finally been diagnosed with "atopic dermatitis," a kind of eczema. I have always had sensitive skin, but nothing like this! And I have read that 60-80% of all cases of eczema in women first occur during pregnancy. How fun!
I have been taking homeopathic remedies and using a homeopathic cream and sometimes taking Benadryl (risk category B) at night to help me sleep, which I don't like to do, but sometimes it's necessary so that I don't wake up completely bloody.
Another thing I find brings relief is a cream that has peppermint, pepper and ginger in it.
I really hope this greatly diminishes after giving birth.
Are there any other eczema sufferers out there, and how do you manage it during pregnancy?