The Stubborn Skin Itch

As soon as one feels itching, the first natural response is to scratch the area with fingernails. This provides relief, no doubt, but this itch-scratch cycle can convert a skin disease from a molehill into a mountain. Most patients with chronic itching develop dark, leather-like skin on affected areas, a condition called lichenification. Further open scratch wounds are also prone to bacterial infections & soon start oozing out pus or bleeding. These complications can be prevented if one is aware of what is causing the itch. So let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of the stubborn skin itch.

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HAIR COLOR allergy, itch without rash

HEAT INTOLERANCE, prickly heat rash

FOLLICULITIS post shaving or waxing

THYROID gland – overactive or underactive

FUNGAL or YEAST infection, sweat areas

PRURIGO, tiny fluid-filled itchy blisters

ICHTHYOSIS, fish-scale skin appearance

LICHEN PLANUS, tiny purple itchy bumps

URTICARIA, itching at periodic intervals

ECZEMA or PSORIASIS, dry scaly flakes

Dr. Pranjal Shamsher is the first Skin Doctor in Bangalore to offer natural, non-surgical and non-invasive treatments for skin disorders. With over 25 years of experience in the field Dermatology, she has devised a unique Multi-Therapy approach to treat the most stubborn, obstinate and long-standing skin disorders with a skin-friendly and 100% side-effect free results. Her integrated and Multi-Therapy approach has helped many chronic disease sufferers to recover safely without any side-effects.