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What can cause itchy skin?

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Many things can make you want to scratch:

  • Eczema
  • Dry skin
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Poison ivy
  • Insect bites
  • Hives
  • Shingles
  • Chickenpox
  • Sunburn

From: Oatmeal Baths for Itchy Skin WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 09/18/2017

SOURCES:

DermNet New Zealand: "Oatmeal."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Home remedies: What can relieve itchy eczema?" "How to relieve itchy skin?"

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology : "Anti-inflammatory activities of colloidal oatmeal (Avena sativa) contribute to the effectiveness of oats in treatment of itch associated with dry, irritated skin," "Colloidal oatmeal: history, chemistry and clinical properties."

Cleveland Clinic: "Contact Dermatitis."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

SOURCES:

DermNet New Zealand: "Oatmeal."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Home remedies: What can relieve itchy eczema?" "How to relieve itchy skin?"

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology : "Anti-inflammatory activities of colloidal oatmeal (Avena sativa) contribute to the effectiveness of oats in treatment of itch associated with dry, irritated skin," "Colloidal oatmeal: history, chemistry and clinical properties."

Cleveland Clinic: "Contact Dermatitis."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

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