Itch or “itchiness” is also known as “pruritus” and has many causes. Causes range from a minor local skin condition (e.g. rash, dermatitis) to a systemic condition causing widespread itching (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, ichthyosis , etc.).
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- Dermatitis: Dermatitis is a general medical term referring to any inflammation of the skin. Diagnosis and treatment usually requires a more
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- Eczema: Eczema is a chronic skin condition causing recurring rashes. The skin rashes are often blistery, weeping, crusting, scaling and itchy
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- Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder causing dry patchy skin rashes. The skin rashes may appear as dry, scaly, silvery
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- Ichthyosis: Ichthyosis is a scaly, dry skin disorder of various types. Many cases are genetic diseases but also possible is acquired
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- Shingles: Shingles, also known as Herpes Zoster, is a complication of the nerves caused by infection with Chickenpox earlier in life
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