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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is pruritus?

Pruritus refers to the sensation of itchy skin. Causes range widely from dry skin, to infections, skin conditions, allergies and other internal diseases. Pruritus can sometimes present with swelling, redness, scaliness or bumps.

Symptoms of pruritus

  • Skin Itching

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

Questions your doctor may ask to check for pruritus

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose pruritus

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have scaly skin that flakes off?

Treatment for pruritus

Mild cases that are tolerable can be managed at home. If pruritus is accompanied by other symptoms, doesn't improve prescription creams/ ointments and other oral medications can help. Treatment of the underlying cause of the itch is required.

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