Why is my skin so itchy?

One of the most inconvenient and uncomfortable situations on the skin is that of itching. When your skin itches, it can be difficult to keep your mind off of it and avoid making the problem worse. But what is causing your itch? There are so many different skin disorders and conditions that may be the cause. We encourage patients to work with a dermatological staff to find out the cause of their itching and speak to a professional about a solution!

What are some causes of chronic itching?

There are many conditions that may be causing you to itch more than normal. Below are just a few of the more common reasons why a patient might be experiencing more intense itching:

  • Allergy – some patients may be wearing clothing or using products that they have an allergic response to. When this happens, they will experience itching in the areas where these products have touched. To avoid this problem from occurring, patients should pinpoint the cause of their allergy and avoid the allergen when possible.
  • Atopic dermatitis – itchy, inflamed skin may be occurring due to atopic dermatitis, which may also come with a skin rash or scaly skin.
  • Insect bites – many different insects that bite can result in itchy skin afterwards. This is a reaction to the bite, whether it is from a mosquito or a spider. Many patients can relieve their itchy skin with over-the-counter anti-itch creams.
  • Dry skin – during the drier, winter months, it is not unusual for the skin to become dry from lack of moisture and humidity in the air. When this happens, the skin can be come itchy. Avoid dry, cracked skin by using the right moisturizers and cleansers, and find ways to add humidity into the air such as humidifiers during the cooler winter months.

Discuss your skin concerns with our team at Florida Academic Dermatology Center

Coral Gables, FL area patients who are in need of treatment for dry, itchy skin are strongly encouraged to take the time to connect with Dr. Francisco Kerdel and associates. Our facility, located at 475 Biltmore Way, Suite #207, is available by phone at (305) 324-2110.

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