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Does Itching Disturb Your Regular Activities?

Written by
Dr. Vidhi Hareshbhai Talati
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Jul 15, 2015 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018   -  5 min read

Abstract

Abstract

This article discusses in detail the diagnosis and management of severe itching.

Does Itching Disturb Your Regular Activities?

Nowadays itching is a major problem or symptom of most of the allergic, systemic or fungal diseases. 4 out of 10 people have had some type of itching problem of the skin in their routine life. Severe itch also disturbs regular activities of daily living of mankind.

What is Itching?

Age Group:

Pathophysiology of Chronic Itching:

Keratinocytes:

Mast Cells:

Eosinophils:

Etiology for Chronic Itching:

Different diseases are such as inflammatory skin diseases, metabolic diseases, liver and kidney diseases, lymphoproliferative diseases and myeloproliferative diseases are the cause for severe itching.

Diagnosis of Severe Itching:

Treatment for Severe Itching:

Precautionary Measures:

Local Approach:

Treatment should be established for the underlying cause for severe itching.

Systemic Approach:

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