Skin itching is a peculiar or uneasy irritation of the skin causing a desire to scratch the affected area. It is a common problem for many people. Skin itching has a specific medical term "pruritus". Everyone constantly sees his or her family doctor. In 3% of cases the reason for the visit is skin itching. It is considered to be a distressing symptom. Unfortunately quite often no cause of itching can be exactly identified. Usually they range from very simple to complex. But it is evident that dry skin itching can be often seen that's why it's pretty important to be aware about possible skin itching treatment.
There are several places where skin itching mostly occurs. The majority of people experience itching in the anus area. Fortunately, medical experts indicate that it's one of the most common but temporary problem for 97% of people. But for some of us itching around anus can be a great ordeal.
The popular cause of such itching is inflammation or simply dermatitis around the sensitive skin around the anus. That's why it's not surprising - the mentioned area is constantly soggy due to perspiration and smeared with motion. In this case there's no definite skin itching treatment. Every more or less informed person knows that it's better not to worsen skin itching by scrubbing the damaged area with soap. The surface may be easily healed with gentle water cleaning. Some other skin itching treatment can be tried. For example, try to change your toilet paper into a soft, unscented and plain one. The toilet paper can be too abrasive; in this case you may try baby wipes. Don't' ware panty hose; the underwear should be cotton and loose-fitting. Before applying any ointment or creams - consult your doctor.
What skin itching treatment can people choose in other cases of irritating skin itching? First, try not to scratch; the less damaging remedy for you can be rubbing in some soothing cream. The most appropriate creams are those containing camphor or menthol. For some time you should avoid wool against your skin till itching is gone. Remember that skin itching becomes more annoying when you are warm. So, don't overdress, try to keep cool. Many doctors advice taking cool shower or just applying cool compress on the affected body area.
It's worth admitting for many people dry skin means itch skin, especially when we get older. As it is known skin produces its special own grease for natural moistening the skin. But as the person becomes older the mentioned grease is produced in less amounts leading to skin dryness and as a result - itching. So, skin itching treatment may be just trying to prevent recurrence of dry skin. One of the factors provoking skin drying is also soap and central heating. As a result skin becomes too dry, scaly and itchy.
In some cases, when the mentioned skin itching treatment doesn't help, there are several kinds of medical tools able to provide you with more efficient treatment. The most popular of them are antihistamines. They can induce drowsiness but be aware of some possible side effects listed in instructions.