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Hives During Pregnancy

Hives During Pregnancy:

As your belly grows to keep up with your growing baby, the skin starts to stretch and you might have itchy skin and dryness can start occurring.  Many pregnant women start developing hives also know as urticarial.  

Red, itchy bumps on the skin surface are normal during pregnancy. Developing hives during pregnancy is not considered a sign of pregnancy.  

Hives during pregnancy can occur any stage of the trimesters. The hives are most common late in the pregnancy as a result from pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy.

Can Pregnancy Cause Hives?

As your pregnancy progresses, the skin around your tummy bit by bit extends to oblige you're developing child. Accordingly, it is typical for the skin to end up dry and bothersome, prompting rashes or hives.

 The irritated welts can show up anyplace on the body, from the hands and legs to your back, neck and mid-section. In 1 out of around 150 pregnancies, the skin rashes are analyzed as pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy.

Hives Due To Allergic Reactions While Pregnant

Aside from extending and dryness, the developing hormone levels in pregnancy might make your skin more touchy to regular allergens, from medications and chemicals to dust and pet dander, frequently bringing on skin sensitivities and hives. 

It might likewise compound any endless hypersensitivity you may have had from before pregnancy, including sustenance sensitivities.

Other Causes

Other causes of hives during pregnancy consist of extreme sweating, scratching the area, and stretch skin from the baby growing.  Another common cause is the stressed level of the women.

Can Hives Be Harmful To Your Baby?

No, hives do not have any serious effects for the baby or mother.

Pregnancy Hives Treatment

There is no medical treatment for hives since it goes away by itself. The length of the hives is different for everyone.  For the most part it usually goes away at the end of the pregnancy. The cause of the hives is usually due to the stretching of the skin and hormonal changes.

How To Manage And Prevent Hives

Start with these steps to manage and prevent hives:

  • Soothe your skin
  • Wear loose, light clothing
  • Take an oatmeal bath
  • Keep your skin well moisturized
  • Avoid stress
  • Avoid hot showers
  • Keep pressure off your skin
  • Try to avoid scratching your skin

Hives Occurring After Pregnancy

You can also experience hives after pregnancy. Some women have itchy skin and hives after they have their baby. The hives can take days or weeks for it to go away. 

Hives ICD-9 and ICD-10 Codes

  • ICD-9 CM Code is used for skin condition
  • ICD-10 Code is L50

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