Health Tip: Why am I Itchy?
Things that may make you scratch
(HealthDay News) -- If itchy skin is irritating you, figuring out what's making you scratch can help you find a solution.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says common causes of itching include:
- Having an allergic reaction.
- Having dry skin, a skin rash or a skin condition such as eczema.
- Having an insect bite or sting.
- Being exposed to irritating chemicals.
- Having pinworms, scabies or head lice.
- Being pregnant.
- Having a reaction to a medication.
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