Chronic Itching

While it’s normal for your skin to become dry and itchy from time to time, chronic itching is something that you should be sure to have a doctor evaluate and treat. Itchy skin should disappear with normal treatments such as lotions and moisturizing soaps. If you’ve tried these methods to no avail, then there is likely something else causing your chronically dry skin. The Asthma and Allergy Center of Corpus Christi can provide a comprehensive evaluation to make sure that you receive the best solution for your skin condition.

Eczema

Eczema is a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy, and inflamed. The good news is that eczema is very common, which also means that it is very manageable. Some symptoms that you can look for include:

  • Dry Sensitive Skin
  • Red Inflamed Skin
  • Extreme itching
  • Dark-Colored Patches
  • Rough, Leathery, or Scaly Patches
  • Oozing or Crusting
  • Localized Swelling

Hives

Urticaria, or hives, are typically the body’s response to an allergen or another factor that is causing severe irritation. Hives generally appear as swollen, pale red bumps that form suddenly. They can cause itching, burning, or stinging sensations. Allergic reactions to certain foods, insect stings, or medications can all result in hives. It’s important to develop a treatment plan to help prevent the regular occurrence of hives.

The Allergy and Asthma Center of Corpus Christi can provide the detailed testing and evaluation you need to determine what is causing the irritation to your skin and determine the best method of treatment. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.