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 itch from skin inflammation
Skin inflammation can in and of itself lead to irritation and itch. This case 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 itch 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 bodily fluids
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 itch. Skin areas particularly at risk include intimate areas and skin folds.
biomee™ Itchy Skin helps to relieves irritation and itch
biomee™ Itchy Skin is a cream specifically developed to relieve irritation and itch, as well as hydrate the skin. The cream is designed towards older populations and those experiencing short or long term incontinence.