Scratching an itch brings a unique sense of relief, but what happens when your itching just won’t stop? Chronically itchy skin is usually a symptoms of a larger problem that needs to be addressed. If your skin has become red and raw from itching, try to narrow down the cause so you can finally seek relief.
Treat Dry Skin
Dry skin is one of the most common causes of itchy skin, especially as winter approaches. Dry air especially the forced heat in your home, will dry out your skin quickly. Be proactive by preventing dry skin with the following tips:
- Use moisturizer every time you bathe or wash your hands
- Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated
- Run a humidifier
- Don’t use scalding hot water
- Choose mild soaps