Itching is a peculiar irritation that affects the skin surface of a person. It generates a desire to scratch the affected area. A very common symptom, of many ailments, it can be very annoying and frustrating. Medically known as pruritus, itching can affect any area of the body and cause a rash or a spot. If prolonged, itching can even bruise the skin, making it sore and painful.
Causes Of Itching
Stress and anxiety, Dry skin, Prolonged exposure to UV radiation from the sun, Metabolic and endocrine disorders, such as liver and kidney disease, Various type of cancers, such as lymphoma, Reactions to drugs, Diseases of the blood, Allergic reactions, Insect stings and bites, such as from mosquito or flea, Infections and infestations of the skin, Fungal infection of the crotch (tinea cruris), Body lice, Hormonal changes in women, Strong chemicals like detergents, solvents, Parasitic infestations, Cold weather, Overexposure to water and hot baths.
Bumps, Dry cracked skin, Leathery or scaly texture of the skin, Tendency to scratch continually, to relieve itching sensation, Redness of skin, Scraped skin, as a result of vigorous scratching, Thick and scarred skin, Red spots, Scaly patches, Blisters.