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I`m experiencing itching of the body in particular my feet and palms

Hi Alex,
I am 37 weeks and am experiencing itching of the body in particular the soles of my feet and the palms of my hands. It is keeping me awake at night, at the moment I am getting up 2-3 times a night to soak my hands and feet in luke warm water and applying 100% Aloe Vera gel to try to relieve the itching. My doctor gave me Betnovate cream to apply but it provides no relief. It is really starting to get me down and I am not getting the rest I need to prepare me for the birth. Is there something that you would recommend i do? is this normal? it feels as though I am having an allergic reaction.

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, This may be from fluid collecting in your hands and feet which is very common in pregnancy. You could try cool compresses (washers) on your feet. You can also enquire at your local pharmacist if there is anything that may help. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 22 May 2008