Itchy skin, also known as pruritus, is an irritating and uncontrollable sensation that makes you want to scratch to relieve the feeling. The possible causes for itchiness range from internal illnesses, such as kidney or liver disease, to skin rashes, allergies, and dermatitis.
It’s important to see a doctor for itchiness if the cause isn’t obvious. A doctor can find the underlying cause and provide treatments for relief. Several home remedies such as over-the-counter creams and moisturizers work well for itching.
Causes of Itching
Itchiness may be generalized (all over the body) or localized to one small region or spot. The possible causes are numerous and varied. It can be a result of something very serious, such as kidney failure or diabetes (though uncommon), or may come from something less severe, such as dry skin or insect bites (more likely).
Many skin conditions that are common may cause itchy skin. The following may affect any area of skin on the body:
- dermatitis: inflammation of the skin
- eczema: a chronic skin disorder that includes itchy, scaly rashes
- psoriasis: an autoimmune disease that causes skin redness and irritation, usually in the form of plaques
- dermatographism: a raised, red, itchy rash caused by pressure on the skin
Infections that cause itching include:
- chicken pox
- fungal rashes
- mites, including bedbugs
Substances that irritate the skin and make it itchy are common. Plants such as poison ivy and oak and insects such as mosquitoes produce substances that cause itching. Some people get itchy when in contact with wool, perfumes, certain soaps or dyes, and chemicals. Allergies, including food allergies, can irritate the skin as well.
Some internal diseases that may be very serious cause itching. The following diseases may cause generalized itching, but the skin usually appears normal:
- liver disease
- thyroid disease
- kidney failure
- Nervous System Disorders
Other diseases may cause itching as well, especially those that affect the nerves. These include:
- multiple sclerosis
The following common medicines often cause rashes and widespread itching:
- antibiotics (especially sulfa-based antibiotics)
- narcotic painkillers
- anti-convulsant medications
Some women experience itching when pregnant. It usually occurs on the breasts, arms, abdomen, or thighs. Sometimes this is due to a preexisting condition, such as eczema, that is made worse by the pregnancy. Whatever may be the cause for itching mudras will be helpful in this condition.
Mudra for Itching:
Mudra is a part of Ayurveda treatment. It is very effective and easy to practice. Anyone can do anytime. Just forty-five minutes of regular practice is enough to get good results.If you are new to mudras then follow the links to know more details like how to do, benefits and precautions.
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