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My skin itches is it eczema? August 29, 2016 13:07

So you got the itch and you want to scratch but what can it be? It may just be on a small area or the whole body! Itchy skin, also known as pruritus is an irritating sensation and with a range of probable causes. It can be linked to skin diseases and infection but more commonly its a symptom of atopic dermatitis. There’s a wealth of information out there on the causes and treatments. Here are a few to get you started:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/311473.php This recent article examines the causes of itchy skin. 

http://www.healthline.com/health/itching Lists 70 possible causes of itching (along with useful photo examples) including allergic eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and more.   

http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/itch-pruritus/ Gives a more closer look at some of the systemic disorders, occurrence and treatment for the itch. 

 

As with any medical concern it is best to seek help from your doctor or dermatologist first. Finding the cause of the itching and effective treatment of any underlying condition is the first step and can only be done by a medical practitioner.  If eczema is identified then have a look at our Eczacol product page for safe effective treatment and be on the road to an itch free life. 

 

*Please remember to always seek medical advice. This article is written generically about eczema and should not supersede any advice received by a medical professional about an individual condition. If you think you have eczema, atopic dermatitis or any other condition get the advice of your Family Doctor especially before beginning or changing any course of medication.