Causes symptoms and home remedies for itching in body
Itching is a superficial sensation in the skin
Probably originating at the border between the epidermis and the dermis
Histamine, a body chemical released in response to contact with an irritant of some kind, is thought to be one of the most common triggers for itching, although there are other chemical mediators in the skin and blood. Itching is, in fact, one of the most common of problems and is not even regarded as a condition in itself, but is usually seen as a symptom
The medical term for itching is pruritus and this can be a localized or generalized problem. If it is localized it means that the itch simply affects a specific and limited area of the body, while a generalized itch would cause itching all over. A localized itch is quite obviously easy to treat and most treatments can provide some effective relief.
A generalized itch, on the other hand, is quite troublesome and in most cases, the causes of itching are not easy to identify. This poses a problem because any effective itching treatment would necessarily be directed towards the causes of itching. Any other treatments are simply meant to minimize the symptoms or relieve the itch
This poses a problem because any effective itching treatment would necessarily be directed towards the causes of itching. Any other treatments are simply meant to minimize the symptoms or relieve the itch
Common causes of acute itching include allergies to plants, pollens, cats, dogs, feathers, perfumes, cosmetics, cleaning solutions, other chemicals, and smoke. Short-lived skin problems such as very dry skin, fungal infection, lice, scabies, and sunburn are also frequent reasons for itching. Pregnancy can sometimes produce itching and related skin problems.