Skin problem is very common during pregnancy. These skin problem or sin condition can be separated into three categories which are as follows;
- Hormone-related skin condition.
Hormonal related skin changes
Hormonal change is very common during pregnancy and due to hormonal changes, many skin problems arises. Such changes cause benign skin condition that includes;
- Stretch marks.
- Nail, hair and vascular changes.
Preexisting skin conditions includes;
- Atopic dermatitis.
- Fungal infections and so on.
Pregnancy specific skin conditions include;
- Prurigo of pregnancy.
- Pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy and so on.
So, these are some of the skin problems or skin conditions that are very common during pregnancy.
Common causes of rashes during pregnancy
Rashes are very common during pregnancy. Following are some of the common causes that give birth to rashes during pregnancy;
Stress, tension and hormonal changes can make pregnant women more prone to fungal infections. Ringworm and skin yeast are common fungal infections. Itchy skin on the scalp, fkaking and under toes is very common fungal infections. Fungi give birth to fungal infection, which in turn gives birth to these skin conditions or problems. Fungi overgrow on the skin gives itchy skin and also uncomfortable rashes. Fungal infection is not very serious, but it is very important to examine the fungal infection as soon as possible during pregnancy.
Allergies are another cause of rashes during pregnancy. Any kind of allergies gives birth to rashes. Some expectant mothers are more susceptible to allergies and this result in more rashes during pregnancy.
So, these are some of the common causes or reasons due to which rashes arises on the skin of the expectant mother.
Skin changes in pregnancy
Most of the skin changes during pregnancy are due to the serious effects of hormones on the different part of the body. These skin changes are considered to be normal during pregnancy. Skin changes during pregnancy are temporary as well as permanent. Some skin changes are only for a short period of time after pregnancy. Some of the common skin changes during pregnancy are as follows;
Hair and nail changes
Changes in hair and nail of the expectant mom are very common during pregnancy. Hair changes may vary from women to women. Some expectant mother witnessed too much hair changes, while some witnessed little. Dark hair on the alms, face is noticed by many women. Nail changes in pregnancy includes groove formation, brittleness and so on.
Pigment changes are another skin condition during pregnancy. Hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin is the most common pigment changes during pregnancy.
Changes in gland are another common skin changes during pregnancy. During pregnancy, sweet glands functions increases except on the palms. On the other hand, secabeous gland function decreases. These increase or decrease functions of various glands causes many skin changes during pregnancy.
So, these are some of the common skin changes that are witnessed by almost every expectant mother during pregnancy.