Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Common Causes of Itching

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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