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👉🏻 Hives represent an allergic reaction to food, insect bites, medicine, chemicals, etc.
👉🏻 With the increase in hormones and changes that happen in your body, it is possible that you become more sensitive to pathogens and experience hives while pregnant.
👉🏻 As your belly grows to keep up with your growing baby, skin discomfort in the form of itchiness and dryness can occur.
👉🏻 The dryness and stretching of your skin along with other changes can make you more susceptible to experiencing hives during pregnancy.
Some common causes of hives during pregnancy are noted below:
👉🏻 Insect bites
👉🏻 Animal dander
👉🏻 Foods (i.e. dairy, nuts, shellfish)
It is important to take great care of your skin as to not worsen it.
▪ Avoid hot showers and hot baths (at least lower the temperatures)
▪ Avoid wearing tight fitted clothing
▪ Try not to scratch your skin as it itches
▪ Keep pressure off your skin
▪ Avoid stress and practice relaxation techniques
These may not prevent all cases of hives, but it usually makes the cases of hives less severe and go away quicker.
Whatever the condition is, talk to your doctor without fail.