Itching (Pruritus)

Symptoms: 

The symptoms include:

  • Redness
  • Bumps, spots or blisters
  • Dry, cracked leathery skin
Tests to diagnose: 

Tracking down the cause of your itch can take time and involve a physical exam and a careful history. The following tests are done to diagnose itching: 

Blood test

Thyroid function test

Chest X-ray

Treatment: 

The treatment includes:

  • Corticosteroid creams
  • Calcineurin inhibitors
  • Oral antihistamines
  • Antidepressants.