Pruritis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Why is my skin so dry?
  • Should I use a humidifier in my house?
  • Will my skin be less dry and itchy during the summer?
  • What moisturizer would you recommend?
  • Should I use a prescription lotion?
  • If my skin starts to crack and bleed, what should I do?
  • Should I change my soap?
  • Should I change the detergent I use?
  • Should I wear gloves when I work in the water?
  • Is there something I can use to stop my skin from itching?


Pruritus by S Moses, M.D. (American Family Physician September 15, 2003,

Written by editorial staff

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