Hives during pregnancy
About 1/200 women have hives during their pregnancy, and many of them feel really itchy and unbearable. Hives during pregnancy can be allergy to food, chemicals or medicine, etc. This is because that many changes happen in mum’s body during or after pregnancy, and body becomes more sensitive to food, temperature and air. The hives normally are fresh red or white, causing itchy, especially getting worse in sun or at night when sleeping. They are mainly on the ventral, legs and arms. Symptoms normally will disappear within a few of weeks after giving birth. However, they may last longer than a few months.
How does TCM treat it?
Chinese herbal formula:
Chinese herbal formula is one of the effective methods to help skin issues. The formula can be drinkable as tea, or as external using as well. Within the pregnancy, the babies will bring their mothers too much heat, which will cause Yin and Yang imbalance. So we should use the formula to reduce the excess heat and keep body cool. The formula drinkable needs to be taken 1-2 times every day to adjust the internal conditional. And at the same time, the external using formula needs to be put on the legs, arms or any part of the body with hives. The formula should be soaked in water, then put the gauze in. when the gauze cover the skin, it can keep the skin cool and moisture to relieve the itchy.
Hives during pregnancy can also be cause by immune system over reaction. Acupuncture can dual adjust immune system and let body calm.
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