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Itching

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Itching is skin tingling or irritation that makes you want to scratch the itchy area. It’s a symptom of many health conditions. Common causes are

To soothe itchy skin, you can try cold compresses, lotions and lukewarm baths. Avoid
scratching, wearing irritating fabrics and high heat and humidity. Most itching is not
serious. However, if you itch all over, have hives that keep
coming back or have itching without an apparent cause, you might require medical attention.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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