Itchy Skin Problems

Itching is a condition where you feel like scratching your skin.The main cause for itchy skin is rashes.But some medical conditions also causes itchy skin.So main thing you have to to see what may be the reason for the itchy skin and take treatment accordingly Here I have listed some of the possible reason for the itchy skin


Reasons for Itchy skin:

  1. Rashes: There is an abnormal change in color in the skin .Due to infections caused by fungal,bacterial or viral rashes are caused These rashes cause itchiness.Normally they last for few days.But if it is observed more than a week then should be consulted to the doctor.
  2. Skin cosmetics: You may be allergic for some skin products using like soaps,detergents or other cosmetics.These skin products contain chemical and you may be prone to itching and some other skin disease.Even excess usage of deodorants or perfume causes skin itching or rashes .
  3. Food:Some people may be allergic to some food ingredient which may cause itchy skin.Intake of such food may lead to rashes and irritation of the skin.
  4. Drugs:Medication using like antibiotics or others which may be a cause for itchy skin.Some reactions from these drugs may cause skin itching.
  5. Insect bites:Bites caused by mosquitoes and other flies will cause the skin to itch immediately.Bites from ants and spider also cause itchy skin. Some spider bites are poisonous and may cause death.Bee and wasp sting cause swelling and itchy skin.
  6. .Sunburn:Skin damage is caused by Ultraviolet rays from the sun or maybe some other UV sources when your skin is exposed to it for a period of time.When you get a severe sunburn you may face skin irritation and also swell..
  7. Diseases:Diseases like liver disease,thyroid diseases, leukemia,anemia and kidney diseases may cause irritation in the skin and may results in itchy skin.
  8. Pregnancy: Normally 25% of pregnant woman feel itchy over the bump,knees and breast.In most cases, it will never cause harm to the baby .Try to cut down skin products and moisturize well.
  9. Aging: When you are old it is seen that moisture content of skin is low and its seems to be very dry and also skin gets cracked and appears rough.So the dry and rough skin may lead to irritation of the skin and will feel like scratching.
  10. Pets:Lick from pets like dogs and cats may cause allergy or pet hair which carries dust and pollen may the reason for itchy skin.Fur of pets may be allergic to some people having asthma or allergic.

Remedies and precaution:

  1. Neem oil or leaves:
    Neem fights bacteria and other fungal infections .It is proved scientifically that neem is good to improve your skin.You can boil neem leaves in water and use it for a bath.It relieves itching and other skin problems.It is also used to cure chicken pox
  2. Tulsi leaves:
    They reduce skin irritation.Rub tulsi leaf on area where there is itching and this will give you relief and reduce the itching.
  3. Insect bites:
    Don’t move as it spreads venom try to remove the stinger if it is there.To reduce itching keep ice or cold water on affected area for 10-15 minutes once an hour for the first 5-6 hours.

14 thoughts on “Itchy Skin Problems”

  1. Apart from getting itching problem by infection and allergies on skin,is there any other problems in which itching problem may arise.

  2. Last couple weeks I have noticed I have increased itching in random areas of body, around my ankles, hands, palms, back, waist, and on top of hands. I don’t have hives or irritation or any flaring of skin but I scratch just enough where I leave scratch marks on my skin. It feels like something is crawling underneath skin. I try to rub but occasionally it is not enough that I end up scratching. This to me is not something normal.

    1. Hii Siddu
      Add one cup of baking soda to a bathtub filled with cool water. Stir it well to distribute the baking soda thoroughly. Soak in this water for about half an hour. Pat yourself dry instead of rubbing the skin with a towel. Do this once daily.
      For more localized itching, prepare a paste by mixing three tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of water. Apply the paste on the affected areas and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Do this once daily.
      Dont use baking soda on open wounds…
      Hope it will help you to get rid of your skin problem

    2. HI siddu hope you are doing well…Apple cider vinegar has antiseptic, anti-itching, antifungal and antibacterial properties that help get rid of itching. Add two to three cups of apple cider vinegar to lukewarm bath water. Soak in this water for 15 to 30 minutes. Then pat dry your skin and apply a light moisturizer…This will help you for sure…

  3. Hello tamal please do try this , it might help you

    Apple Cider Vinegar
    1.Add two to three cups of apple cider vinegar to lukewarm bath water. Soak in this water for 15 to 30 minutes. …
    2.To treat more localized itching, apply apple cider vinegar on the affected areas using a cotton ball. Leave it on for half an hour and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

    1. Hi Raksh..

      Heat rash tends to happen when your skin’s sweat glands get blocked, and sweat gets trapped under your skin. This is what causes the irritation. We find this is most common in the summer during hot, humid weather but it can also happen to some people in the winter.

      To help prevent heat rash, avoid situations that can lead to excessive sweating, such as hot, humid environments. Avoid strenuous exercise when it is very warm. In hot weather, use air conditioning, fans, and cool showers and baths to stay cool; dry your skin thoroughly; and wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothes. Drink plenty of fluids to cool the body and to keep hydrated.

  4. From last three months i have a bit of stress,my arms,wrists and hand break out in an itchy rash.Can stress cause a rush?How do i prevent this from occurring,and how do i treat it?

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