Generalized itch or jaundice

Generalised itch is commonly a symptom associated with skin disorders of pregnancy. Women with persistent itch should have their liver function checked, as this symptom also occurs with cholestasis of pregnancy, which in turn can have an adverse effect on the fetus.


Abundant moisturizer cream applied liberally will help itch secondary to dry skin. If there is a suggestion of obstetric cholestasis (generalised itch) then liver function tests including bile acid levels is recommended.

Getting help
If you wish to make an appointment to seek further advice and or treatment, please email Dr Harrington's secretary.