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Is itching caused by stress?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Among many other...
The skin is the most sensory innervated organ in the body.
Among the many causes of itching, stress could be a factor, but it is often some very minor sensation that causes a brief itch, and then one scratches and that causes more itching....Dry skin, allergy to almost anything that touches the skin, or is inhaled will set off a response that allows mast and other cells to release histamines. Itch.

In brief: Among many other...
The skin is the most sensory innervated organ in the body.
Among the many causes of itching, stress could be a factor, but it is often some very minor sensation that causes a brief itch, and then one scratches and that causes more itching....Dry skin, allergy to almost anything that touches the skin, or is inhaled will set off a response that allows mast and other cells to release histamines. Itch.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Itching
Once you have identified the cause the treatment is easy.
These common causes of itching may also help you figure it out.The common cold, seasonal allergies, food or medication, allergiesrashes, eczema, dry skin, pregnancy, parasites - such as head lice and scabies, insect bites and stings, contact with irritants - such as chemicals or plants.

In brief: Itching
Once you have identified the cause the treatment is easy.
These common causes of itching may also help you figure it out.The common cold, seasonal allergies, food or medication, allergiesrashes, eczema, dry skin, pregnancy, parasites - such as head lice and scabies, insect bites and stings, contact with irritants - such as chemicals or plants.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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