The list of skin conditions that can cause intense itch is long and includes:
- Atopic dermatitis.
- Dyshidrotic eczema.
- Hand-foot-and-mouth disease.
What diseases cause itching all over?
The following diseases may cause generalized itching, but the skin usually appears normal:
- bile duct obstruction.
- thyroid disease.
- kidney failure.
What cancer can cause itchy skin?
Itching can be caused by cancer treatment or the cancer itself. Cancers that involve the skin or have spread to the skin, such as malignant melanoma, leukemia and lymphoma, commonly cause itching. Itching may also be caused by the body’s inability to clear certain toxins due to kidney or liver problems.
What can cause itching all over the body without a rash?
Dry skin is a particularly common cause of itching without a rash, especially as we get older. Sometimes people have dry skin due to an underlying medical condition, such as an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or Sjogren’s syndrome (a disease that typically causes arthritis, dry eyes, and dry mouth).
How do I stop itching all over my body?
Mayo Clinic Minute: Moisturizer tips from a dermatologist
- Avoid items or situations that cause you to itch.
- Moisturize daily.
- Use creams, lotions or gels that soothe and cool the skin.
- Avoid scratching whenever possible.
- Take a bath or shower.
- Reduce stress.
- Try over-the-counter allergy medicine.
- Use a humidifier.