What’s With The Itch?
Tis’ the season of itchy uncomfortable skin. Did you know the clinical term for itchy skin is pruritus? It can be caused or worsened by dry skin and is more common in older adults as skin tends to get drier with age. Itchy skin can appear normal, red, rough or bumpy.
Many people can find relief of dry skin with at home skin maintenance procedures but long-term relief requires identifying and treating the cause of itchy skin. Some common treatments are medicated lotions and oral anti-itch medicines.