Itching or Pruritus is an uncomfortable skin condition creating an urge to scratch all over the body or any specific part of the skin. Itching can sometimes be accompanied by rashes or hives. Since itching causes an irritating uncontrollable situation, it is essential relieving fast from this.

The causes of itching can be, an insect bite, dry skin conditions, reaction to any medications, Contact Dermatitis, urticarial or hives, diseases like chickenpox or kidney, liver diseases, etc. It is one of the symptoms of rare skin cancer like T-cell lymphomas, Mycosis fungicides, etc

Itchy skin can be a symptom of many conditions like dry skin also called xerosis, dermatitis, insect bites, psoriasis, any internal disease, burns, healing of a wound, etc. Sometimes conditions like itchy breasts can be due to fungus or yeast infection.

Dry skin is the main cause of unexplained itching all over body without rashes. People get dry skin as they get older and dry skin can occur due to some medical conditions like hypothyroidism, Sjogren’s syndrome.

Sometimes anxiety, stress or any other mental conditions can lead to itching. In this case, there are chances that a person may scratch too much, which can lead to serious skin problems leaving behind broken and bleeding skin.

Dermatologists recommend moisturizing your skin and applying cooling agents like methanol. Rub with ice cubes or put an ice pack onto the affected area. You can use topical anesthetics that contain pramoxine and taking a bath in lukewarm water can lower the issue.

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