Pruritus Symptoms, Causes & More

Author
By shirley
Reviewed
Reviewed: dr. stavarache
Article Sources Article Sources
  • 1. 'Pruritus,' www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/dermatology/pruritus-itch/
  • 2. 'Pruritus (PDQ)–Patient Version.' National Cancer Institute, www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/side-effects/skin-nail-changes/pruritus-pdq
  • 3. 'Itchy Skin (Pruritus).' Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 6 Jan. 2021, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/itchy-skin/symptoms-causes/syc-20355006
  • 4. Staff, Familydoctor.org Editorial. 'Pruritus: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment.' Familydoctor.org, 21 Sept. 2020, familydoctor.org/condition/pruritus/
  • 5. Itching (Pruritus) By Julia Benedetti, et al. 'Itching - Dermatologic Disorders.' Merck Manuals Professional Edition, Merck Manuals, www.merckmanuals.com/professional/dermatologic-disorders/approach-to-the-dermatologic-patient/itching
  • 6. 'Pruritus (Itchy Skin).' Cleveland Clinic, my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/11879-pruritus
  • 7. 'Itchy Skin (Pruritus).' Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 6 Jan. 2021, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/itchy-skin/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355010
Medical Expert Medical Expert

Who Gets Pruritus?

Anyone can develop pruritus, but it commonly occurs in the elderly since they're more likely to have undergone immune system and nerve fiber changes. Pregnant women may also be more likely to experience pruritus.

People with seasonal allergies, such as hay fever, and skin conditions, such as eczema, may be prone to developing itching. Those with certain diseases or conditions, such as diabetes and HIV, may also experience frequent itching.5Itching (Pruritus) By Julia Benedetti, et al. ‘Itching - Dermatologic Disorders.’ Merck Manuals Professional Edition, Merck Manuals, www.merckmanuals.com/professional/dermatologic-disorders/approach-to-the-dermatologic-patient/itching,6‘Pruritus (Itchy Skin).’ Cleveland Clinic, my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/11879-pruritus

Pruritus

Related Articles

Home | Privacy Policy | Editorial | Unsubscribe | | About Us

This site offers information designed for entertainment & educational purposes only. With any health related topic discussed on this site you should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, treatment, advice, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, treatment, or diagnosis. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.