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There are many conditions that can cause an itchy skin break-out, including medical and environmental factors. These range from skin conditions, irritation and allergic reactions, nervous disorders such as shingles, psychiatric conditions including anxiety and depression, and internal diseases.
Before Dr. Weishar can assist with the best treatment option for your itchy skin patches, she first needs to get to the bottom of the itch. This can take time, and may involve more than an evaluation of the skin and medical history. Laboratory tests can help identify whether your itching may be due to an underlying medical condition, such as anemia, kidney disorders, thyroid conditions or enlarged lymph nodes. Itchy skin can also be a sign of dermatitis – inflammation of the skin, or a symptom of various skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
It is also important to not scratch, as scratching may lead to a skin infection. The following tips may help soothe itchy skin:
Dr. Margo Weishar is a Yale graduate and an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions. She sees patients throughout Bucks and Montgomery Country who trust her with their cosmetic and medical dermatology needs. Book your skin evaluation with her today and get to the bottom of what’s causing that distressing itchiness.