Relief from Persistent Itching and Scratching – Mayo ...

Jul 24, 2013 · Prolonged itching and scratching may increase the intensity of the itch, leading to lichen simplex chronicus, a condition where the skin becomes thick and leathery and more difficult to treat. Mayo Clinic Health Letter is an eight-page monthly newsletter of reliable, accurate and practical information on today's health and medical news.…

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating persistent anal itching ...

Aug 16, 2019 · Although anal itching may be a topic that’s uncomfortable to bring up to your health care provider, it is a common condition, and there are treatments that can give you some relief once the cause of the itching is determined. (adapted from Mayo Clinic Health Letter) — Dr. Stephanie Hansel, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota…

Liver disease itching Mayo Clinic Connect

Nov 26, 2018 · Hi Jeanne, I also had severe itching with my liver disease, as did other liver patients. At first, for the itching, I took an over-the-counter antihistamine. At first this helped give me some relief. But when my itching became severe, my local GI wrote a prescription for Chlorestyramine, a bilebinder and that gave me the relief I needed.…

Body itching Mayo Clinic Connect

Jul 31, 2018 · I’ve had almost unbearable itching for over 3 months. Was prescribed hydroxyzine, but it doesn’t seem to help. It started when I was in the ER having a very frightening allergic reaction. I was given an epinephrine iv, and a breathing treatment. My legs started to shake uncontrollably. Then I […]…

Persistent itching - healthletter.mayoclinic.com

The itch sensation is extremely common, and usually if you give it a quick scratch or rub — or simply ignore it — the itch goes away. However, itching can commonly persist for days or weeks in older adults. Severe or persistent itching can be torturous, potentially leading to insomnia, anxiety, depression and loss of quality of life.…