What else can I do?
Note: the information on this page was written before the third edition of the RCOG Green-Top Guideline on ICP was published on 9 August 2022. We will update the information as soon as we can, but in the meantime you can find the Guideline here.
Other things that women have found useful in the past include:
- Lower fat diets (but not ‘no fat’)
- Healthy eating
- Cool clothing
- Relaxation or meditation
Some women have tried complementary medicines such as milk thistle and dandelion. None of these remedies has been formally tested in ICP pregnancies. However, because these remedies contain active ingredients it is important that you discuss this with your doctor.
Homeopathy does not contain active ingredients, despite its practitioners’ claims. There is no evidence-based research to support its use. As such, ICP Support does not support its use to treat ICP.
Women are generally advised to avoid alcohol in pregnancy, and although it has no direct effect on ICP, this is a sensible approach.