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An uneasy irritating sensation in the upper surface of the skin usually results from mild stimulation of pain receptors.
Medical terms related to itching :
Itching, Itchy, Pruritic, Pruritis
Common causes of itching: 
o Insect bites
o Dry Skin
o Food Allergy
o Hives (Raised edematous red patch of skin or mucous membrane)
o Drug Reactions such as to Aspirin
o Pregnancy Planning
o Anal Itching
o Athlete's Foot (Ringworm of the feet,called also tinea pedis)
o Atopic Dermatitis
o Chickenpox (Varicella)
o Cosmetic Allergies
o Eye Allergy
o Heat Rash
o Hemorrhoids
o Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
o Shingles
o Vaginitis
o Yeast Infection
o Parasites (body lice, head lice, pubic lice)
Hay Fever:
An acute allergic reaction to pollen, usually seasonal ;also called pollinosis.
Iron deficiency anemia:
Anemia that is caused by a deficiency of iron and marked by hypochromic microcytic red blood cells.
Ring-shaped discolored patches on the skin, hair, or nail that are covered with vesicles and scales caused by fungi, e.g. genus Trichophyton.
Redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions on skin which become scaly, crusted, or hardened.

Other Causes of itching:
o Scabies:
Infestation of the skin with the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei and marked by Pimple-like irritations, burrows or rash of the skin, especially the webbing between the fingers; the skin folds on the wrist, elbow, or knee; the penis, the breast, or shoulder blades.
A chronic skin disease marked by circumscribed red patches covered with white scales.
o Kidney Failure (Chronic renal failure)
o Leukemia and Lymphoma
o Jaundice
o Tick bite


Call your doctor if itching is accompanied by: 
o Starting a new drug
o Fever at night and weight loss
o Extremely itchy skin rushs on webbing between the fingers, chest, penis, and armpits

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