What's to Know About Itchy Skin?

Q:
What’s to know about itchy skin?

A:
Itchy skin has another name: pruritus. Those who have it always want to scratch. You will learn more about it after reading this article.

Signs include:

  • Cracked skin
  • Spots or bumps
  • Redness

Possible causes include:

  • Dry skin. Your skin gets dry if you use air conditioning for too long, or take showers too much.
  • Nerve disorders. Diabetes mellitus and shingles may lead to itchy skin.
  • Medicines. Some narcotic drugs and antibiotics could cause itching.
  • Internal diseases. Diseases like liver disease, thyroid cancers, and kidney failure can all lead to itchy skin.

 

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