My Skin is So Itchy

puppieluv doesn't mind kissing a lizard,

but my kids do.

I was at the dermatologist's office yesterday with post-baby skin complaints. The main one is that my skin is dry and itchy. It was always dry and itchy in cold weather, but I've been scratching like Curious George since I had my third baby.

I see another Cafemom asked a similar question in the Ask an OB RN group, which looks really cool. I just applied.


Anyway, my doctor, Ellen Cunningham, M.D. in Cedar Grove, NJ, told me to sit tight. While I was pregnant and breastfeeding, my hormone levels stayed high, and my skin was more moist. But now my estrogen, progesterone and other hormones have dropped, and my skin has lost water as a result. The changes could be permanent, too. Sigh.

At least she said I could try Eucerin and plain old petroleum jelly for relief. I bought both. I also need to drink more water, which I haven't been doing. I'll let you know how it goes. In the meantime, I'll be here trying to scratch my own back until my DH gets home.

Do you have any advice for fighting dry skin?

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