Eczema during pregnancy

Itchy, red patches, eczema during pregnancy affects around 8% of future mothers. Even if this skin manifestation is less usual compared to acne or pregnancy mask, it remains uncomfortable for the pregnant woman. Also called polymorphic dermatosis of pregnancy, pregnancy eczema tends to appear during the third trimester and causes a source of stress . A priori safe for you and your baby, Laboratoires Téane present their emollient cream suitable for pregnant women and give you their advice to relieve pregnancy eczema naturally !

Pregnancy eczema: what is it?

Pregnancy eczema, also known as eczema of pregnancy or polymorphous dermatosis of pregnancy, is a skin disease. An uncommon skin condition in pregnant women , but a real source of anxiety and discomfort.

In 30 to 40% of cases, pregnant women suffering from pregnancy eczema have already experienced eczematous episodes before. This is a genetic terrain. For other future mothers, this dermatosis results from hormonal changes and altered immune conditions during pregnancy .

How to recognize pregnancy eczema? The associated symptoms are similar to other types of eczema : skin lesions, red patches, dry skin and severe itching. You find these manifestations in the folds of the arms, legs and face. In rare cases, pregnant women develop eczema on the stomach and breasts.

When to worry? Most of the time, pregnancy eczema is mild, but if it is accompanied by hives-like rashes, bubbles or pustules. In this case, medical advice is necessary to rule out other pathologies!

Is pregnancy eczema transmitted to the baby?

One of the legitimate fears of the mother-to-be is to know if her pregnancy eczema can be transmitted to the baby . Even if this skin disease remains not serious, eczema in a baby disrupts his daily life because of the discomfort. So, is pregnancy eczema transmissible to the fetus or not? The answer is different depending on the form of dermatitis developed by the pregnant woman:

  1. Pregnancy eczema is contact eczema: in this case, it is of allergic origin. Clearly, the mother-to-be develops eczema in reaction to a substance or food. Result: pregnancy eczema is not transmitted to the baby!
  2. Pregnancy eczema is an atopic eczema : here, the origin is hereditary. The mother-to-be has therefore already had attacks of eczema in the past. Like any genetic manifestation, pregnancy eczema is likely to be transmitted to your child. Rest assured, this transmission remains non-systematic!
  3. Pregnancy eczema due to hormonal changes: pregnancy and hormonal changes are solely responsible for the appearance of eczema. It is then unlikely to pass it on to the baby.

If in doubt and for more information, do not hesitate to seek advice from a healthcare professional.

How to prevent pregnancy eczema?

It is difficult to prevent eczema during pregnancy, whatever its origin. However, there are simple actions to minimize the effects of this skin disease:

  • Avoid contact with the allergen in case of contact eczema
  • Prefer showers over baths: be careful of too hot water which dries out the skin
  • Protect your skin with a natural oil before washing
  • Wear cotton or linen clothing
  • Wash your clothes with allergen-free detergent
  • Moisturize your skin with a suitable cream to maintain good skin balance

Are your eczema flare-ups quite violent? We advise you to consult your doctor or midwife. If the attacks are severe, treatment with corticosteroids is often prescribed. Be careful, although these creams are effective, they act immediately and dry out the skin. For in-depth action and to limit relapses, a moisturizing and natural routine is recommended .

Adopt a natural routine against eczema

pregnancy eczema cream

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Téane Laboratories are specialists in the well-being of babies and future mothers. Our goal: to relieve your daily ailments in a natural but effective way. Against pregnancy eczema, our secret remedy: Cassia Alata, a plant from Madagascar with restorative, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.

Discover the power of this plant combined with a synergy of vegetable oils with our Emollient Cream . Tip: in case of severe pregnancy eczema, apply the cream twice a day for greater effectiveness. Avoid applying it to your entire face as this cream can be comedogenic. Apply it only to localized areas on the face and body.

It is possible to complement the action of our cream with our special maternity collection : certified organic cosmetics guaranteed to be free of allergens and endocrine disruptors.

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