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Itching (cholestatic pruritis) of pregnancy

Q: I am 8 months pregnant and suffering from itching for last few weeks. Due to itching my whole body is now full of rashes. This irritates me a lot. I believe everyone in this stage feels itching. Is it normal? I hope its not affecting my baby in my womb.

A:This is cholestatic pruritis of pregnancy. Get a serum alkaline phosphatase level done and if it is raised start UDCA 2 tablets 2 to 3 times a day. Itching will stop in 4-5 days. Continue the tablets through out the pregnancy.

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