Common Summer Pregnancy Skin Issues in Boca Raton, Florida

It’s always important to protect your skin from the sun, but did you know that your skin is even more susceptible to damage while pregnant?

Here are a few common skin issues that occur during pregnancy and tips on how to prevent them:Expectant mother, Boca Raton, Florida, pregnancy, skin issues, summer, acne, itchy skin, heat rash, dark spots

Heat and Benign Rashes

Your skin stretching can cause your skin to dry out, and summer heat can make it even worse. Benign rashes can occur from sweat and clothing irritating your skin.

To prevent rashes

  • moisturize after a shower or bath
  • wear loose fitting clothing

If you already have a rash

  • soothe the rash by soaking in a warm bath with oatmeal
  • ask your doctor about an over the counter anti-itch cream

Itchy Skin

Stretching skin causes itchiness and redness, and summer heat can dry skin out even more. Ask your physician about the best moisturizer and avoid itching the area because it can cause the skin to become raw. Oatmeal baths are also effective in treating itchy, red skin.

Acne

Hormones from pregnancy can cause acne and so can the change in humidity and temperature that comes with summer. Focus on washing your face with a good cleanser twice a day to make sure your face is clean and use a lighter moisturizer to avoid clogging your pores.

Dark Spots and Patches

During pregnancy, melanin, which is responsible for the brownish colored patches on women’s forehead, cheeks, upper chest, and above the upper lip, respond to hormonal changes. Even though this change is most common in darker skinned women, it can affect everyone during pregnancy. Avoid excessive sunlight to decrease the chance of developing patches and apply sunscreen every day to protect your skin.

Consult Women’s Health Partners for information preventing skin problems during pregnancy.

Your Safety and Well-being is our Priority

On behalf of all of us at Women’s Health Partners, in these difficult times, we want to thank you for your support and confidence in our practice.

We want you to personally know that our patients’ health and well-being has and always will be our number one priority. This reminder bears repeating in the face of any challenges and especially now, given concerns posed by the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being and that of our staff. To that end, we want to share some of the steps we are taking:

Furthermore, our staff will be asking several screening questions regarding your health. We ask that you do not enter our office if you, or someone in your family, or someone you recently were in contact with, has exhibited flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, severe muscle aches, shaking chills, or recent loss of taste or smell, or recently diagnosed with COVID19.

In order to help us participate with our social distancing effort, we are asking patients to enter the office without any visitors, including children.

You will also have the option of waiting in your car instead of the waiting room after you have checked in. The front desk staff will call your cell phone when we are ready for you to come in for your visit.

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