What could be some other causes for itchy skin other than dry skin?

Allergy,infection. Causes include scabies, a mite infection, a reaction to a medication, a reaction to laundry detergent, fabric softener, new clothing. In addition it could be sign of eczema where rash is not yet apparent. If significant and not improved with otc cream see dermatologist or primary care physician.

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What is a causes for itchy skin other than dry skin?

Fungus. Any dermatitis for that matter can cause itching. A sunburn can cause itching, any response that will cause inflammation can cause itching. Read more...

28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read its a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?

Get checked by Docto. Itching is common among normal healthy people. Most often it is due to dry skin which is very common in colder winter months(home heat make sit much worse). It is not a common symptom or lymphoma. So you can get that out of your mind. Use some oily lotions daily and it should settle down. If it gets worse/persists despite well oiled skin, then get a medical check up from your doctor. Read more...

What o t c lotion is the best for psoriasis dry skin? Hello, i, ve had psoriasis for a number of years and the dry itchy skin is miserable, thanks, judy

Psoriasis . Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition, so otc moisturizer creams/lotions only help to a small extent. Read more about treatment options for the various types of psoriasis at the link below. Also, take a quick peek at the eczema page to make sure this isn't what you might be suffering from. I hope that helps a little! Read more...
Scytera . Scytera is an otc coal tar foam that smells like licorice and can be used in psoriasis. I like creams better than lotions for moisturization, and i like ointments better than creams for fissured/cracked skin. Ointments are typically just a grease without any water, whereas creams and lotions have water in them. Right now, i'm liking cerave cream & cetaphil's new restoreaderm line of skin care products. The american academy of dermatology is holding their annual meeting this next week and there may be some new innovations in the works. Additionally, the national psoriasis foundation is a wonderful support network for people with psoriasis, their link is below. Best wishes! Read more...