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Itching: Causes and Solutions

Itching (or pruritus in medical terms) is an unpleasant sensation that causes a need to scratch.

There are many possible causes of itching. Some of the most common causes include dry skin, allergies, skin infections (like dermatitis), skin conditions (like eczema or psoriasis), insect bites, drug reactions, and certain disorders underlying medical conditions (such as diabetes or liver disease). It is important to see a doctor to determine the exact cause of your itching so that you can receive the correct treatment.

There are several things you can do to relieve itching:

  1. Apply moisturizer or lotion to help hydrate your skin.

  2. Use antihistamines to reduce inflammation and itching.

  3. Take a warm bath with seawater or baking soda water to soothe the itching.

  4. Apply a cold compress to the itchy areas.

  5. Avoid irritants such as scented soaps, cleaning products, and tight-fitting clothing that can make itching worse.

  6. Consult a doctor if itching persists or worsens. He will be able to establish a diagnosis and prescribe an appropriate treatment.