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Itching is skin tingling or irritation that makes you want to scratch the itchy area. It's a symptom of many health conditions. Common causes are

To soothe itchy skin, you can try cold compresses, lotions and lukewarm baths. Avoid scratching, wearing irritating fabrics and high heat and humidity. Most itching is not serious. However, if you itch all over, have hives that keep coming back or have itching without an apparent cause, you might require medical attention.

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  1. Itching (National Library of Medicine)  
    Itching is skin tingling or irritation that makes you want to scratch the itchy area. It's a ... irritating fabrics and high heat and humidity. Most itching is not serious. However, if you itch all ...
  2. Anal Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    The anus is the opening of the rectum through which stool passes out of your body. Problems with the anus are common. They include hemorrhoids, abscesses, ...
  3. Pruritus vulvae; Itching - vaginal area; Vulvar itching ... Common causes of vaginal itching include: Chemical irritants such as detergents, fabric softeners, feminine sprays, ointments, creams, douches, and contraceptive foams or jellies. Menopause. A ...
  4. Pruritus ... Itching may occur all over the whole body (generalized) or only in one location (localized). ... There are many causes of itching, including: Aging skin Atopic ... oak) Contact irritants (such as soaps, chemicals, or wool) Dry ...
  5. Itching - burning eyes; Burning eyes ... Sometimes burning and itching eyes are due to environmental pollutants. If secondhand cigarette smoke is annoying, say so. If an industrial plant in ...
  6. Pruritus (PDQ) From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Pruritus (PDQ®) Patient Version Health Professional Version En español Last Modified: 02/05/2014 Pruritus (PDQ®) General ... for Clinical Trials NCI Publications Español Causes of Pruritus in Cancer Patients Key Points for This Section ...
  7. Pruritus-Ani (American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons)  
    ... Home > Patients & Public > Conditions / Patient Brochures > Pruritus Ani Pruritus Ani What is Pruritus Ani (proo-rí-tus a-ní)? Itching around the anal area is called pruritus ani. ...
  8. Itching for Allergy Relief? (Food and Drug Administration)  
    ... Updates by E-mail Consumer Updates RSS Feed Itching for Allergy Relief? Search the Consumer Updates Section ...
  9. Anal Itching (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  10. Vaginal Itching (DSHI Systems)  
    FreeMD FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our ...
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