Q. What can cause itchiness after taking bath and while sweating?

Answered by
Dr. Payal Chauhan
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 10, 2019

Hello doctor,

My body is getting severe itching after taking a bath or while sweating. Initially, it used to happen only in winter 4 to 5 years back and then gradually started in rainy days also. Now in summer also while sweating. It is so irritating like that I am going to be mad. I have stopped using soap and also took Clonafit 0.25 mg and Betonix- 10 prescribed by a dermatologist but there is no improvement. Please help me out of this.



Welcome to

1. It looks like you are suffering from aquagenic pruritus.

2. Take the tablet I am prescribing and show me again after 15 days.

3. Get the investigation mentioned below done.

The Probable causes:

Aquagenic pruritus.

Investigations to be done:


Differential diagnosis:

Aquagenic pruritus.

Probable diagnosis:

Aquagenic pruritus.

Treatment plan:

1. Tablet Teczine-M (Monteleukast and Levocetirizine) 10 mg bd for 15 days.

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