Dry Skin – Symptoms & Causes

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Itching is an irritating sensation that makes you want to scratch the skin to relieve discomfort. This condition is also called pruritus. The symptom tends to be worsened or triggered by dry skin. Itching is more common in the elderly because their skin is more vulnerable. Depending on the causes, the affected areas can be bumpy, rough, red, or normal. You should not scratch repeatedly because it would lead to an infection or bleeding. Applying moisturizers, gentle cleansers, or bathing with warm water can help. [2]

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