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10 Solutions for Dry and Itchy Skin in the Winter

January 2, 2020 GMT

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 2, 2020--

Itchy skin can be a symptom of an allergic reaction to products used every day like nail polish, fragrances, shampoos, latex, laundry detergent, food, or cosmetics. Things containing nickel like cell phones, jewelry, eyeglass frames, zippers, and belt buckles can also cause an allergic reaction. Chickenpox, hives, poison ivy, sunburn, insect bites, medicines, eczema, psoriasis, or seasonal dry skin, and aging can also cause itchy skin, among other things.

“If my mother noticed an allergic reaction, rash, or if I complained of itchiness, the first thing she always would ask was, “Have you changed laundry detergent or are you using a different soap?” says Elizabeth Mullans, M.D. board-certified dermatologist and founder of Uptown Dermatology. “She was on the right track, as it’s important to find out what’s causing your allergy so you can stop touching (or using) what’s causing the itchy skin, and you may need to consult a dermatologist or an allergist.”

To help soothe itchy skin, try the following tips:

“Seek help from your dermatologist to discover the root cause of your itch if it doesn’t go away with the tips above,” adds Mullans.

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