Itching can drive anyone bonkers when severe or persistent enough. And unfortunately, because it can stem from many organs and medical conditions, it can be challenging to determine the cause of itching. Learn about 9 more common causes of itching that drive patients to the doctor's office.
Red Flags of Itching
Itching, especially when mild and fleeting, is more often benign and nothing serious. However, there are certain instances that should prompt you to seek attention right away:
Itching, especially when mild and fleeting, is more often benign and nothing serious.
Lip, tongue, and throat swelling
Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or white part of the eyes)
Unintentional weight loss
Rapidly progressive rash
Blisters or ulcerations
Affected close contacts
And in general, of course, anything that is more than just mild in severity, persistent, or recurrent should also be evaluated. Always air on the side of caution: it's always better to be safe than sorry.
Please note that all content here is strictly for informational purposes only. This content does not substitute any medical advice, and does not replace any medical judgment or reasoning by your own personal health provider. Please always seek a licensed physician in your area regarding all health related questions and issues.
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