If you complainitching all over the body, is the case to do acheck upby your trusted dermatologist. The reason? THEbody itchingthey can have multiple causes, better to exclude any diseases (such as, for example, thepsoriasis), allergies (such as contact dermatitis) or inflammation (urticaria and the like). Allergic causes can also be traced back to the detergents you use. If you often suffer fromitching all over the body, you should wash your clothes with natural detergents and, in general, use a few detergents making sure you rinse the garment that will come into contact with your body well.
The itchit can also be psychosomatic in nature, this happens especially with atopic dermatitis, that is, inflammation of the skin that has no identifiable causes in a single factor. As you see, talk aboutitchy skinit is not at all simple. In this article we will focus oncausemore common and more often underestimated, poor hydration.
Itching all over the body: possible causes and what to do to solve this annoying problem. Itching can be fought with natural remedies.
If you complainitching on the legs, on the arms, on the back and evenitching in the head, do not underestimate dehydration. Ask yourself this question:
- Do you lead a sedentary lifestyle?
- How much water do you drink in a day?
- Do you eat fruit and vegetables?
Movement helps thecell turnoverThanks to sweat, we then expel toxins and keep skin pores healthy. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, this process takes place much slower and things get worse if you drink little water and don't eat enough fruit and vegetables (rich in liquids and micronutrients such as minerals and vitamins).
Make sure youdrinkingthe right amount of water, every day!
Don't expect immediate miracles, though. If you start drinking 2 liters of water a day, the tissues will begin to hydrate gradually and before having a well-hydrated skin and saying goodbye toitch, it could take months: it all depends on the current state of hydration of your body. If you start from a very dehydrated body, it will take longer. How to speed up the hydration process? With physical activity!
In the article "What water to drink" I give you some advice on how to choose water if, in your area, drinking water is not safe. The quality of drinking water can in fact change and you could choose a type of water that is more suited to your situation (pregnancy, if you are starting to play sports, if you suffer from kidney stones ...).
Itching after a shower
Foravoid itching all over the bodyit is important to ensure good personal hygiene. Let's face it, it is obvious that if you wash a little or, even if you wash yourself, you use the same clothes several days in a row…. it's normalget itchy!
By washing yourself, you not only remove any "dirt" but above all you wash away the dead skin cells which, if you have dehydrated skin, are many! If you have thedry skinyou are forced to change clothes more frequently: the skin cells, detached from your body, remain trapped in the tissues generatingwidespread itching.
And ... if iitchingdo they start right after taking a bath?
It's normal. This is a clear symptom of poor hydration.
Therefeeling itchy after taking a hot bath or after a shower, it can be completely normal. The reason? Shower water, lukewarm or perhaps too hot for your skin type, tends todryfurther the skin and causes some sort ofallergic reaction.
Sensitive skin, delicateor simplydry skin, they are more prone to this problem because they can react with the chemical components of the detergents you use for your hygiene. Sometimes we speak of "aquagenic dermatitis" because even if any type of detergent, the water gives a reaction ofitchand widespread redness.
To solve this problem, you can go to your dermatologist or you can try to keep your skin more hydrated. How? You will certainly need to drink more, lead a less sedentary lifestyle and ensure your body the right amount of fruit and vegetables.
You can also take advantage of help from outside. You can use a natural oil to apply to the body but be aware that if your skin is very dry it may causeitcheven simple sweet almond oil (perfect, natural, to moisturize the skin) or olive oil.