Itchy skin, also known as pruritus, is a common condition affecting people of all ages. In some cases, itchy skin may be a minor inconvenience, but in other cases, it can be a sign of a more severe problem.
At Academic Alliance in Dermatology, we are dedicated to providing high-quality care for patients with itchy skin. In addition, we offer a range of treatments to help you find relief from this uncomfortable condition.
Causes of Itchy Skin
Various factors, including dry skin, allergies, and underlying medical conditions, can cause itchy skin. Some common causes include:
One of the most common causes of itchy skin is dryness. When skin is dry, its nerve endings become irritated and send signals to the brain that trigger the sensation of itchiness.
Allergic reactions can cause the body to release histamines, which stimulate nerve endings in the skin and lead to itching.
Underlying Medical Conditions
Certain medical conditions, such as liver disease or kidney failure, can lead to itchy skin. In some cases, treating the underlying condition can help relieve the itching.
Dermatological Conditions Associated with Itchy Skin
Certain skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, can cause itchy skin. In these cases, treatment of the underlying condition is necessary to provide relief.
Eczema comes in many forms and can affect people of all ages. Common symptoms include redness, blistering, and itching. Treatments for eczema may consist of topical creams or oral medications.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes red patches of skin covered with silvery scales to appear on the body. Itching is a common symptom of psoriasis. Treatments include topical creams, oral medications, and light therapy.
Itchy Skin Treatments at Academic Alliance in Dermatology
At Academic Alliance in Dermatology, we take a comprehensive approach to treating itchy skin. Our experienced providers will work with you to develop a customized plan that meets your individual needs.
We offer a range of treatments, from topical creams and oral medications to targeted injections that help provide immediate relief from itching. In some cases, we may recommend lifestyle changes, such as avoiding certain soaps or moisturizing the skin daily.
Additionally, our providers have extensive experience treating underlying dermatological conditions that can contribute to itchy skin. We will work with you to identify potential causes of your itching and determine the best course of treatment.
We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for our patients and strive to ensure that every patient is comfortable during their visit. By combining evidence-based treatments with personalized care, we help our patients find lasting relief from itchy skin.