Itchy Skin

Are you tired of red, irritated, itchy skin? Itchy skin is almost unbearable when it becomes chronic or recurrent. It can be difficult to think about much else, and can even disrupt sleep and affect quality of life.

What causes skin itching?

Many factors can lead to irritated and itchy skin. Here can you read more about some of the different causes of irritated and itchy skin, and how to relieve the symptoms.

Irritation and itchy skin from inflammation

Skin inflammation can in and of itself lead to irritation and itchy skin. This can best be addressed with topical anti-inflammatory medical treatments. Contact your medical provider for further guidance.

Skin inflammation can lead to a lower level of the filaggrin protein and thus less water-binding amino acids in the skin. This can result in dry, irritated, and itchy skin, which needs intense treatment to hydrate the skin and keep the skin barrier intact. If your skin might be dry due to inflammation and filaggrin deficiency, see biomee™ Dry Skin.

Irritation and itchy skin among the elderly

Very dry and itchy skin is often experienced among older adults. In regards to the body’s natural metabolism and digestion of food, waste products are formed, such as urea and ammonia. These are normally purified by organs and excreted via various bodily fluids. However, especially among the elderly can the body experience more difficulties with excreting waste products, which can irritate the skin and cause dry, itchy skin.

Red, irritated, and itchy skin from exposure to urea

Prolonged contact of the skin with bodily fluids with high concentrations of waste products, such as ammonia or urea, can lead to redness, irritation, and itchy skin. Skin areas particularly at risk include intimate areas and skin folds.

biomee™ Itchy Skin helps to relieve irritation and itchy skin

biomee™ Itchy Skin is a cream specifically developed to relieve irritation and itchy skin, as well as hydrate the skin. The cream is designed towards older populations and those experiencing short- or long-term incontinence.