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Does scratching really make stretch marks worse? How?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:20 PM on Nov. 17, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Sure does. And if you dont have any SM yet you can get them by scratching.

    Answer by Araceli361 at 7:25 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

  • yes!

    scratching stretches the skin even more, that's why it makes them worse.

    if you can avoid it, don't scratch!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:47 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

  • I believe it., with my first i didnt get one SM and i really didnt itch or scratch much. With my second I had pupps and they didnt give me anything to help it so i was itching ALL the time. And I have HORRIBLE SM. With this one they have gotten a little worse but not much.

    Answer by edgpag at 7:49 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

  • I have stripes on my breasts and the top of my thighs that are an exact match to my fingers scratching. I heard that you’re supposed to rub in a circle. When the skin is stretching, it’s important to keep it moisturized, that’s why everyone says to buy cocoa butter lotion, or whatever.

    Answer by idahospaz at 8:08 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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