age (especially after 50), your aging skin is likely to become thinner, dry
(less moisture), and more sensitive. All these things can provoke itchiness.
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with these things, avoid such things as:
baths or shower. Or take it as short as possible if you have to!
products containing harsh chemicals and ‘too strong’ fragrance.
products with a scent such as lotions, fabric softeners, laundry detergents,
soaps, and skin care products. Always try finding and using scent-free
triggers, such as; hot room, wool sweater, or irritating chemicals.
dry skin is common in elderly people, always apply moisturizer (at least once a
day, apply it immediately after shower when your skin is still a bit damp).
necessary, consider asking moisturizing cream or lotion with prescription.
There are some with calamine, menthol, or other goodies to help cool the skin
and kick off your itchiness more effectively!
In such case, you may simply scratch the itchy area. Again, scratching is a bad thing for the prognosis of the problem.
you have to, never ever use your fingernails to scratch your skin! Instead try
just tapping, patting, pinching your skin or use a wet compress to relieve
itching without causing red or bumpy skin with inflammation.
your fingernails short is also recommended. Longer fingernails are not only bad
for your skin health — they can hurt the skin and provoke inflammation, but
also can harbor bacteria and dirt (this increases the risk of infection)!
suggests several psychiatric problems could be a trigger for skin itchiness .
Many people find that their itchy skin flares up when they feel depressed,
anxious, or stress.
important to deal with your psychiatric problems. Stress, for example, is often
an inevitable thing – but it’s manageable.
make sure to always maintain your sleep as well. Getting enough sleep every day
is one of important pillars to soothe psychiatric problems.