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Have itching all over body. Is this due to dry air or hard water?

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always itchingmy name is XXXXXXX and i live in palmdale ca which is a desert area. i am constantly itching every place on my skin. im wondering if its because the air here is so dry? if its hard water? what should i do?
Posted Wed, 8 May 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 45 minutes later

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

You may be suffering from allergic dermatitis.
Some times dry weather may result in dry skin causing itching. Various other conditions like scabies, systemic diseases etc also cause itchy skin.

For skin allergic conditions avoidance of allergen is the best treatment. But most of the times such allergen cannot be identified. After physical examination your doctor will confirm the diagnosis and treat you with antihistaminics, calamine lotion etc.

For dry skin moisturizing lotions should help.

Hope this helps.
Take care.

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