Friday, September 17, 2010


Screw these stretch marks. I've never been much of a bare midriff girl, so I don't care if they are ugly, but they ITCH! All day, every day, and sometimes in the middle of the night, I have an irresistible urge to scratch all over. The three inches below my ex-belly button feels like it's on fire.

My skin is stretched so tight it is shiny and feels so thin. Worst of all, most of the area around my belly button is also completely numb, so I'm afraid of getting into one of those situations where you bite through your lip after getting Novocaine.

I have some Aveeno lotion that is usually good for 2-3 minutes of relief. I am considering duct taping mittens to my hands.


  1. Try Tiger Balm. It feels cool and minty and is seriously helpful with itching. I used it religiously in Asia when I was being eaten alive by mosquitos. You can probably get it at the drugstore.

  2. Thanks — I'll try it. I usually use Benadryl cream for bugbites, but it doesn't really help with the itchy stretch marks because it's not poison that's causing a reaction — it's the fact that my skin is stretched to the point where it is actually cracking. Thankfully, the weather is in the 60s all this week, so at least I am not hot and itchy.