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Causes of Itchy Skin

Itchiness of the skin is also very commonly known aspruritus. Xerosis or dry skin is one of the most probable causes of itchiness andit can cause a lot of uneasiness and discomfort to the patient. Dry skin is notso noticeable, but if you are suffering from this problem, you certainly feelit. Your skin feels stretched, inflexible, shrunken and looks dehydrated. Sometimesit can also be very rough to touch and you might notice peeling, flaking orscaling because of this condition. Many times, patients see fine lines andwrinkles on the skin, as well. Dryness of the skin is not severe but moreannoying medical problem for the people suffering from it. If the itching ismild it doesn’t bother the patients so much. However, in some cases, patientsoften feel very intense itchiness and skin rash because of the dry skin.

Scabies infection is also possible cause of itching skinwith no visible rash. Mite called Sarcoptes scabiei is the cause of this skinproblem, since its burrowing into the skin provokes intense itching. People areurged to scratch affected areas of the body, to relieve the itchiness and theproblem is usually worse at night time. Scabies are very contagious and thecondition is very easily spread from one person to another from anything twopeople share.

Poor circulation in certain areas of the body or problemswith the functioning of the liver or the kidneys may also be blamed foritchiness of the skin without rash.

How to Treat Itchy Skin without Rash?

Itchiness of the skin is very common problem. Peopleaffected by this skin condition should know that there are several homeremedies they can use to ease the problem. Whatever has caused the itchiness anice cube in cotton cloth may be very helpful. Simply wrap the ice in the clothand rub gently over the area of the skin affected by itching. Ice will hydratethe skin and cool it off significantly, so your itching won’t be so bad anymore.You can use this remedy several times a day, for a couple of minutes each time,but be careful and never use ice directly on the skin. Without cotton cloth,ice might seriously damage the skin and you should avoid that.

Oatmeal baths are also frequent recommendation for everyoneexperiencing itchy skin. Add a cup of oatmeal to warm water and bath in itevery few days to relieve the itching.

Drinking plenty of water, juices, soups and taking lots offruits is also helpful for this problem.

Avoid scratching itchy skin because it could provoke furtherskin problems. Avoid excess heat and sweating and wearing scratchy fabrics onthe affected area while the itchiness lasts.

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