My eczema went away during pregnancy

My eczema went away during pregnancy

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Since: May 13

United States

#1 May 28, 2013
I've had eczema for many years. When I was pg, my skin cleared up!! And for about 6 months afterwards. Assuming this was because of hormonal change, as I was breast feeding.
Has anyone else experienced this?

Vandalia, OH

#2 Jul 18, 2013
I had horrible eczema since childhood(so bad I would hide my hands at school) but later, when I got pregnant it went away forever. Now I get dry skin in the winter but that's all. Of course I passed the eczema gene on to my son unfortunately.

Charlotte, NC

#3 Sep 29, 2013
I had eczema as a child, went away when I was about 8 and popped up again at 15. I had it until I was 23 and became pregnant. I am currently 5months preggers and its clearing up. I had a huge ring around my belly button, on my left wrist up to my elbow, an on the inside of my upper right arm. When I got sweaty it would pop up the crease of my neck. Now my belly and wrist have cleared up completely, and my arm is working on it. And it no longer pops up here and there for a couple days. Maybe its the prenatal vitamins? Maybe its the hormone changes. IDK and don't care, its going away!!! I hope it never returns.
dr told me

Springfield, NJ

#4 Nov 6, 2013
I've had chronic eczema since birth. 23 yrs old now. I'm 3 months pregnant and my skin is just getting more dry :(. Any suggestions on what worked for you guys? My Obgyn told me it's only going to get worse during my pregnancy.

Leicester, UK

#6 Dec 17, 2015
I have severe eczema have done all my life and now I'm 8 and half months pregnant it's completely cleared up the whole of my pregnancy but one thing I use which is amazing for me is dovobet it's a steroid gel nothing else worked for me I mean nothing but dovobet defiantly recommend it!!

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#7 Jan 7, 2017
My eczema was bad all m life. when I got pregnant it disappeared. I was actually the reason I thought to check and see if I was pregnant. I hadn't even missed a period yet. At some point my doctor had mentioned to me that the immune system lowers to carry a baby. I was told by my dermatologist that my eczema was an overactive immune system. My ezcema almost never ceases so when it did I knew it was a miracle... yeah the miracle of life. When my immune system bounced back at the end of my pregnancy my eczema came back.

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