- Bumps, spots or blisters
- Dry, cracked skin
- Leathery or scaly skin
Effects / Causes
- Sometimes the substance, such as poison ivy, parasites or cosmetics, causes an allergic reaction.
- Also, reactions to certain drugs, such as narcotic pain medications (opioids) can cause itchy skin.
- Wool, chemicals, soaps and other substances can irritate the skin and cause itching.
- Itchy skin can be a symptom of an underlying illness. These include liver disease, kidney failure, iron deficiency anemia, thyroid problems and certain cancers, including multiple myeloma and lymphoma.
Apply a cold, wet cloth or ice pack to the skin that itches. Do this for about five to 10 minutes or until the itch subsides.
Moisturize your skin. Always choose a moisturizer free of additives, fragrances and perfumes.
Apply cooling agents, such as calamine prescribed by us.
We prescribe antihistaminic medications for itching .It is important to look for cause of itching as medications would differ in every person. Topical calamine lotions provide soothing relief.
No cream will relieve itching as we need to look for cause.
Do not itch, scratch, consult us on immediate basis if itchy,Sometimes allergic reaction/urticaria or viral infections also presents with severe itching.
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