Don’t Live with Your Itching

Many patients choose to ignore itchiness, considering it to be a part of life – this can be a detriment to their skin, nails, and overall health.

Allowing the cause of your itching to remain undiagnosed and untreated may leave you vulnerable to a delayed diagnosis of a chronic disease or illness.

Generally, there are 3 main causes of itching:

1. Internal

Itching, along with rashes, may be a physical manifestation of an underlying disease or illness, such as liver disease, that has not yet been diagnosed

Choosing not to see a dermatologist for your chronic itching may lead to a delayed diagnosis and unnecessary progression of the disease

Early diagnosis of your itching and any related disease often leads to more effective treatment

2. External

An infection or disease of the skin itself may be the cause of your itching

In this case, a dermatologist will be able to evaluate your skin and determine a diagnosis clinically or perform a biopsy of the area if needed

Scabies is a common, contagious skin infection known as the, “7-year itch” due to the lengthy nature the mites are able to live in your skin

A dermatologist is able to determine the diagnosis clinically and prescribe a simple treatment that will quickly and permanently resolve your itching

The good news is that almost every cause of itching is treatable! Call us to schedule an appointment or Ask Questions to have our physician make a diagnosis and prevent the cause of your itching from progressing.