Itchy skin is the sensation of needing to scratch and can happen all over the body. Also known as pruritus, its primary cause is dry skin. itchy skin can appear red, inflamed, rough, scaly, and have bumps, but it can also look the same, which can lead to confusion as to its cause.
What is Itchy Skin a Symptom of?
Itchy skin can be a symptom of many different skin conditions such as contact dermatitis, psoriasis, or xerosis, to name a few. It can also be a symptom of an underlying health issue, such as liver disease, diabetes, or anemia.
Mosquito bites and hives from an allergic reaction will also make your skin itch. You may even find that the medication you’re taking could be a culprit. Lastly, and perhaps most unfortunately, as we age, our skin can become drier and lose moisture causing it to become itchy.
Itchy Skin Treatment
There are many ways to treat itchy skin. If you find it is accompanied by a rash, bumps, hives, or dry, raised patches, you may wish to see a dermatologist to get a clearer picture. Overly scratching can make the area worse or cause the area to become infected, so itch with caution.
Short-term relief may be gained by taking a lukewarm bath with baking soda, followed by moisturizing the skin while it is still wet. Mediated creams can be obtained from your doctor if the case is more severe and you are treating a condition, such as poison ivy.
For long-term relief, we suggest adding some of our deep penetrating moisturizers as part of your skin personal care routine.
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