Originally Posted by kindyll
puppp is currently driving me crazy, so I wanted to get some follow up on this thread. Did it go away for you after the acupuncture? After birth?
I'm currently trying the dandelion root/flaxseed oil pills to try to get it to go away. I deal with the itching using grandpa's pine tar soap, the steroid lotion that the dermatologist gave me, and aveeno itch cream (the lotions are going on different patches, depending on their level of itchiness)
I'm 37 weeks now, and the rash has spread from my belly down both of my legs and started in on my arms too now. Any help or encouragement would be awesome at this point- I'm not a happy camper.
I got rid of mine is just a few days, actually. Well. After I figured out how.
What worked for me: Salt water baths. Buy sea salt, pour a few handfuls in your tub, soak. I'd always wash with local oatmeal soap that contained castor oil first and then just laid there for awhile. When I got out, I either coated myself with intense lotion, oil or Traumeel cream (though the Traumeel says not do that).
The rash went away in a few days, but I had to keep the baths up or it came back. I STILL have rough dry patches of skin, but I tend to be really dry anyway.
Let me know if that helps, or you can PM me to brainstorm if it doesn't :) Good luck! It's so bad! Mine was mostly belly and boobs, but then arms and legs. Gah.