Pruritis | Causes & Risk Factors

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What causes pruritis?

Many different things can cause itchy skin. For example, it may be caused by allergies, infections, certain medicines, or skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Many times itchy skin just happens when your skin is dry. This pattern is very common in the winter.

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Pruritus by S Moses, M.D. (American Family Physician September 15, 2003, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20030915/1135.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 11/00

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