Kids Get Itchy, Too
The TriCalm poll found that itches make kids -- and their parents -- feel pretty bad.
•81 percent of parents are miserable when their kids are miserable from itch symptoms.•62 percent said itching keeps their children up at night.•68 percent indicated they've used creams to treat itch symptoms.•75 percent said they worry about using steroid treatments on their children to treat itch.
To learn more about a steroid-free treatment that is safe for kids over the age of two, visit www.tricalm.com.
When is an itch more than just an itch?
It's obvious when an itch is caused by a bug bite or poison ivy. But what if you're not sure what's causing the itch?
•Dry Skin -- Itching that doesn't come with obvious skin changes, like a rash, is most often due to dry skin, also known as xerosis. Dry skin usually results from environmental factors like hot or cold weather with low humidity, and washing or bathing too much.•Skin Conditions -- Eczema, psoriasis, scabies, hives, and chickenpox can cause itchy skin. The itching is usually accompanied by other symptoms such as bumps, blisters, and red, irritated skin.•Internal Diseases -- These include liver disease, kidney failure, thyroid problems, celiac disease and some cancers. Typically the itching affects the whole body, not just one area.•Allergic Reactions and Irritations -- An irritation can come from wearing wool, or coming in contact with soaps, chemicals or other substances. Sometimes the substance can cause an allergic reaction, such as poison ivy or some food allergens.•Nerve Disorders -- Multiple sclerosis, diabetes mellitus, pinched nerves and shingles are conditions that affect the nervous system, and thus can cause itching.•Drugs -- Some antibiotics, antifungal drugs or narcotic pain medications can cause rashes and itching.
It's important to understand and treat the cause of itchy skin, so always seek medical advice before choosing a treatment.
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