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It can be more than a mild nuisance when your skin is sore and itchy. It can impact your self-confidence, social life, and sleeping patterns. Some people may even feel so disheartened that they resign themselves to their sore and itchy circumstances. However, it’s important to look for a solution to these problems.

Here are four reasons why your skin might feel irritated and itchy.

1. Allergic Reactions

An allergic reaction can cause itchy and sore skin. There’s a wide range of possible complications, so it’s important to be mindful of them all.

Many products that you eat can cause sore and itchy skin if one has an allergic reaction to them. You should note what they are so that you can closely monitor any changes to your condition. Some of the consumables you should watch out for include:

  • Shellfish

  • Soy

  • Peanuts

  • Eggs

  • Fish

  • Wheat

These are just some of the common types of foods that can trigger an allergic reaction that leads to inflammation of your skin. Keep a diary around your diet. Try to undergo a process of elimination to see how you get on with certain foods compared to others.

Other things can cause allergic reactions too. Soaps and other chemical-based products can cause complications. Sore and itchy skin can also be triggered as a bodily reaction to certain drugs.

Additionally, the number of people with allergies keep rising every year. You may have developed an intolerance to something.

2. Bedbugs

Allergic reactions don’t stop with what you eat. Bedbugs can sometimes trigger a serious allergic reaction with their bites too, but these cases are incredibly rare.

Their bites can cause sore and itchy skin. Bedbugs might be unexpectedly found in clothing, within plug sockets, or in soft furnishings.

Bedbugs are not the cause of any diseases. That said, the bedbug problem is becoming more common over time. If you seem to be getting sore and itchy skin overnight, then keep an eye out for these insects. They are visible to the naked eye, so you’ll soon get to the bottom of things if they’re responsible.

3. Skin Conditions

The most common type of eczema, atopic eczema, often develops in young children. However, there are known cases of it occurring for the first time in adulthood, too. It often occurs in people who get allergies too.

For example, sufferers of hay fever and asthma can be more likely to be afflicted with atopic eczema, too. Your doctor will also ask about any allergies when you see them with a suspected case of atopic eczema, so answer with as much detail as you can.

Eczema symptoms can come and go. Sufferers can sometimes mistakenly attribute a flare-up to some other condition, when it’s more likely to be eczema making an uncomfortable return.

Atopic eczema can also be passed down through generations. Therefore, try to research your family’s history too.

Hives, psoriasis, and scabies may be less likely to occur but are still worth contemplating. Visit your GP for diagnosis.

4. Disorders and Diseases

Itchy and sore skin can sometimes be the symptom of disorders and diseases. These could be:

  • Diabetes

  • Anaemia

  • Thyroid problems

  • Kidney or liver disease

  • Multiple lymphoma or myeloma

It is more likely these underlying illnesses are the cause if you’re experiencing itchiness across your entire body. Other health problems, such as nerve disorders, can present similar complications. Examples like shingles and multiple sclerosis are often mentioned.

The Vintage Salon Team x

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