Itching during pregnancy is quite common. Around twenty percent of pregnancy has skin issue like itching.
Normally itching areas are in stretched and dry place which can be alleviated by applying fragrance-free lotion or cream. However, for some itchy skin conditions, such as eczema, can get worse during pregnancy. And the situation can get worse after the second trimester. Other itching situations can due to birth control pill or IVF stimulation medicine.
The itching can affect the quality of pregnancy life, such as scratching and insomnia. Concerning the side effect of medicine, patients hesitate to use medicine. Instead, they choose Chinese Medicine such as acupuncture treatment. At least, patients use acupuncture to reduce their take on medicine.
Treatment of itching skin condition is on the meridian of Heart, Large Intestine, and Lung with light and shadow stimulation. In severe itching conditions, herbs need to be introduced. Some traditional formulas are quite useful and safe.