Skin Is Broken From Scratching

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Dermatology

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  • Mild itch

  • Skin is broken from scratching

  • Skin itching that worsens at night

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Skin excoriations from scratching refers to lesions on the surface of the skin, following recurrent picking or scratching of one's skin

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Fever

Possible causes

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Did you scratch your skin?

  • Do you have any rash on your skin?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Have you been bitten, scratched, stung by bugs (ex. bees) or animals (ex. dogs, cats, wild animals)

  • Have you recently eaten or come into contact with known allergy causing items?

Other Related Symptoms

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  • Itchy skin

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Dermatology

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