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Itchy skin

Itch is a sensation that gives rise to the desire to scratch a particular area on the body due to a foreign object underneath or on the skin.

Symptoms of Itchy Skin

 Skin Rash.

 Dry, flaky or scaly skin.

 Bumps or blisters on the skin.

 Cracked skin.

 Redness/ inflammation on the skin.

Causes of Itchy Skin

 Contact Dermatitis Toxins transferred onto the skin from a number of sources may cause itchy skin.

 Dry skin Dry skin stretches and causes itching.

 Medications Itchy Skin could be a side effect of medications.

 Insect bites.

 Diseases Existence of certain diseases could lead to itchy skin.

 Infections Skin infections would lead to itch.

 Allergy Allergies to food, clothing, chemicals, metals etc could lead to itchy skin.

 Parasites Parasites such as scabies, bedbugs, flees etc could cause itchy skin.

 STD Sexually transmitted diseases could also cause itchy skin.

 Weakened immunity Weakened immunity causes the body to be prone to a number of allergies and diseases.

Treatment of Itchy Skin

 Counselling Counselling is done to diagnose the real underlying reason for itchy skin.

 Topical Treatment Anti-itch creams and lotions are quite effective in treating itchy skin.

 Medication Medication/ vaccinations that treat allergies and subside itching are often used.

 Strengthening the immunity Building up the immunity and keeping it constant helps the body fight the allergy causing components.

 Antihistamines Allergy of Skin can be treated with the help of antihistamines. They help soothe redness, itching and rashes on the affected areas.

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