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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 ... Sexual excitement Different types of infections may cause itching or a discharge in the vagina. These include: ...
  4. Pruritus vulvae; Itching - vaginal area; Vulvar itching ... Common causes of vaginal itching and discharge in young girls include: Chemicals such as perfumes and dyes in detergents, fabric softeners, creams, ointments, and sprays ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Itching - burning eyes; Burning eyes ... Apply cool compresses to soothe itching. Apply warm compress to soften crusts if they have formed. Washing the eyelids with baby shampoo on a cotton applicator can ...
  7. 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 ... Clinical Trials NCI Publications Español General Information About Pruritus Pruritus is an itchy feeling that makes you ...
  8. 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. ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Pruritus ani - self-care ... Anal itching occurs when the skin around your anus becomes irritated. You may feel intense itching around and just ...
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