Aa
A
A
A
Close
Dermatology Community
53.6k Members
Avatar universal

Itchy Skin!

For awhile now I've been having itchy skin, there is no redness, no hives or anything like that, but it is itchy all over, and kinda feels as if something is crawling on me. I shower on a daily basis so I know I'm not dirty or anything like that. I also moisturize my skin often so I don't think it's because my skin is overly dry. But it seems to be triggered when the weather is cool or cold. I get cold VERY easily so it happens quite frequently, what could be causing this and how can i make it stop?
1 Responses
563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Itchy skin without any rash can be due to hives, contact dermatitis, allergies or internal diseases like diabetes, iron deficiency anemia , thyroid diseases etc. Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.

For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid. But they are available under prescription and should be taken only after consulting a dermatologist.

If the symptoms persist then get an evaluation done from a dermatologist.
I hope it helps. Take care and regards.


Have an Answer?
Top Dermatology Answerers
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Learn to identify and prevent bites from summer’s most common pests.
Doctors argue for legislation to curb this dangerous teen trend in the latest Missouri Medicine report.
10 ways to keep your skin healthy all winter long
How to get rid of lumpy fat on your arms, hips, thighs and bottom
Diet “do’s” and “don’ts” for healthy, radiant skin.
Images of rashes caused by common skin conditions