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i am newly preggers; 4w5d today. i woke up yesterday feeling a bit itchy. as the day progressed it got SO MUCH worse. i haven't had an outbreak like this in so long. i honestly cant remember. i want to see a new allergist now that im pregnant. my allergist claims i am not allergic to wheat but when i eat it, i get itchy. i had one mouthful of spaghetti on sunday night and my chicken was touching it. not sure if thats what caused this horrible outbreak. i also ate cheese for the past two nights.

i keep testing negative for celiac. is there another blood test i can have an allergist do? he did the skin test which said i was allergic to eggs, melon and apples which is ridiculous. my IGG or IGA came back negative.

i need to find out whats causing this itchiness. i seriously cant take it anymore!

thanks!! :rolleyes:

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Congratulations on the pregnancy! :)

If you feel better being gluten-free (or at least wheat free)... why eat it? You don't need it to have a healthy, balanced diet. Pregnancy does all kinds of crazy things to your hormones and immune system. It can make food intolerances worse or apparent for the first time.

One other thought... if you're itchy but you don't have hives, the itching could be coming from bile salts leaking into your bloodstream as your liver and gallbladder try to cope with the pregnancy (gallbladder problems are common in pregnant women). Do you have an OB/GYN or midwife yet? If not, I would try to set up an early appointment... don't assume the itching is from an allergy.

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i have an OB and they told me to take benadryl. i went to the health food store and got urtica urens instead b/c i didnt want to take anything like benadryl so early on.

i was thinking of maybe going to a new allergist? its just horrible and i cant believe that im so ithcy. im reading that website you gave me now. thanks for your reply. :)

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I got hives right after my baby was born. They went away after a few weeks. It wasn't anything I was allergic to that I can tell. My midwife said it was probably PUPPS given how it started on my belly then went to my breasts and then to my legs. Benadryl helped a little but if you're trying to avoid that, try a topical lotion like calamine or a cortisone cream. However, for me the thing that helped stop the itching best was cold washcloths on the rash.

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