Pruritus doctors call the uncomfortable feeling on the skin, itching may cause both harmless and have quite serious diseases show. Skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis, or inflammation of external call, often show severe itching. However, this can also be indication of internal diseases. Metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus or liver disorders often manifest themselves by itching, it can also occur as an undesirable side effect of taking medication.
Other triggers that the skin causes itching:
Even allergies, vitamin and mineral deficiencies or fungi, and mites can be triggers for a severe itching. Scalp, the very itching, can be irritated by a shampoo-incompatibility. Also shed can cause itching. Parasites such as head lice or fleas, can lead to an almost intolerable itching. The causes can be manifold. Therefore, a medical evaluation, if the problem is more than a month and no overt causes such as insect bites recognizable, desirable in any case. A particular vicious circle created by the automatic response to the itching, namely, the scratching. By scratching movements of itching for a short time is neutralized, however, on strong scratching often follows an infection and inflammation of the skin. Itching can draw in this manner painful and dangerous complications after when entering bacteria and germs in the open scratching posts. It is very important, therefore, to find out as soon as possible causes, allergy testing can provide information on any food and contact allergies. From laboratory studies to clarify the possibility of internal diseases, which may also cause painful itching.
Scalp which itches and is tight, be caused by excessive scaling, to aggressive or incompatible cleaning and maintenance products, or by great mental stress. Often a self-help, especially in severe itching involves a change of hair care products such as shampoo, bath products and lotions. Even an incompatible detergent can cause itching on the skin. If, however, no improvement, going to the doctor is important in order to obtain information the causes.