pregnancy and skin

During pregnancy, some changes occur in the skin. If we know these and take some precautions, we can spend this period healthier and more pleasant.

Hair: Due to the high estrogen hormone during pregnancy, it grows rapidly, becomes thicker, and gains a lively and bright appearance. However, if Fe (Iron) deficiency anemia, which is common during pregnancy, develops, there will be hair loss, pale skin appearance and nail breakage. If these complaints are present, the Fe (iron) level should be checked.

Acne: It is not possible to claim the problem of acne in pregnancy beforehand. Existing pimples can be healed as well as new acne formations can be seen.

Moles: Moles and freckles on the skin intensify during pregnancy. Nipple color intensifies. It can return to its former state after a period of time from birth. The problem called melasma pregnancy mask occurs due to hormonal changes during pregnancy. It is mostly seen on the cheeks, forehead and upper lip. This problem is largely prevented by paying attention to sun protection during pregnancy. In some dark-skinned patients, it may cause long-term problems and sometimes it may not go away ex officio.

Skin Tags: They are benign skin formations. It is seen under the arm, neck and chest area, it is not dangerous. It can regress after birth, and those that do not regress are easily treated.

Dryness, Itching and Cracks in the Abdomen: As the pregnancy progresses, the abdomen is stretched, dryness and itching may be felt. If the weight gain is high, this problem is more severe. Use plenty of moisturizer and try not to scratch. During pregnancy, skin cracks may occur as a result of heavy stretching of the skin. It often has a genetic basis. It starts out as a pink-red color and then turns white. Unfortunately, there is no definitive preventive treatment. Moisturizing and paying attention to weight gain are valuable.

Capillary Enlargement and Varicose Veins: Changes in hormones and circulation can cause capillary veins and varicose veins. Some recover after birth.

Apart from these, pregnancy-specific skin rashes may occur. In this case, you should consult your doctor.

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