Dry Skin – Symptoms & Causes


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]

Related Articles

Home Remedies for Dry Skin

Your Health
Many people don't know that skin is the largest organ in the body. Glowing skin is often considered as a sign of vitality and health. On the other hand, dry or dull skin could indicate some underlying health issues....

Dry Skin on Your Face – Causes, Signs, Preventions and Home Remedies

Ailments & Conditions
Dry Skin on the Face and the Common Causes Dry areas on the skins are localized patches where the skin lacks in moisture. It can be a sign of many medical conditions, such as fungal or bacterial infections, skin cancer, psoriasis,...

Why is My Skin So Dry Even When I Moisturize?

Your Health
Overview of Dry Skin Dry skin occurs when the skin doesn’t have enough moisture to stay supple and soft as usual. People with this common issue may experience rough skin patches, which appear scaly or flake off. The affected area...