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What is itching?

Itching is an irritating sensation that makes you want to scratch your skin. Sometimes it can feel like pain, but it is different. Often, you feel itchy in one area in your body, but sometimes you may feel itching all over. Along with the itching, you may also have a rash or hives.

What causes itching?

Itching is a symptom of many health conditions. Some common causes are:

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  1. Itching (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is itching? Itching is an irritating sensation that makes you want to scratch your skin. Sometimes it can feel like pain, but ... in your body, but sometimes you may feel itching all over. Along with the itching, you may ...
  2. ... or green Odorless or have a bad odor Itching of the skin of the vagina and the ... Sexual excitement Different types of infections may cause itching or an abnormal discharge in the vagina. Abnormal ...
  3. Itching, redness, and swelling of the skin of the vagina and the surrounding area ( vulva ) is a ... Common causes of vaginal itching and discharge in young girls ... in detergents, fabric softeners, creams, ointments, and sprays ...
  4. Itching is a tingling or irritation of the skin that makes you want to scratch the area. Itching may occur all over the body or only ...
  5. Anal itching occurs when the skin around your anus becomes irritated. You may feel intense itching around and just inside the anus.
  6. Eye burning with discharge is burning, itching, or drainage from the eye of any substance other than tears. ... Apply cool compresses to soothe itching. Apply warm compress to ... Washing the eyelids with baby shampoo on a cotton applicator ...
  7. Pruritus From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Cancer--Living with Cancer/Specifics ... Cancer--Living with Cancer ... National Cancer Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Pruritus (itching of the skin) ...
  8. 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, ...
  9. Vaginal Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... the doctor. They may have symptoms such as: Itching Burning Pain Abnormal bleeding Discharge One common problem ...
  10. Vaginitis (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... part of a woman's genitals. Vaginitis can cause itching, pain, discharge, and odor. Vaginitis is common, especially ... detergents, or fabric softeners. They can cause burning, itching, and discharge. Hormonal changes can also cause vaginal ...
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