Lesser known Causes of Itching Skin

  1. Hormone imbalance: Balance your hormones depending upon your age, your sex, and your symptoms, this is first, Sweating produces extra skin minerals such as sodium which makes your skin itch
  2. Gut health: Not just what you are consuming that is causing actual rashes or allergic reaction, but other problems. Balance your gut health, stagnating levels of bile through your liver and gall bladder will increase itching skin
  3. Your cholesterol. Higher cholesterol patients tend to complain more of skin itching.
  4. Adjust your hormone therapy if you are on any, including oral contraceptive pills. Consider BIHT or BITe, bioidentical hormones can be the solution in a few ways. If you are on other hormones you may tolerate these better.
  5. Treat With IPL, Some itching is just due to excessive dryness which photofacials of your arms and legs can correct. You can also use IPLs to keep your DNA and genes healthy and younger prophylactically.
  6. Laser hair reduction, especially under the arms can help heal sweat glands and prevent itching. Waxing is not as effective act actually stopping itching.
  7. Skin moisturizing, here you have a number of choices, but the key is to build skin moisture with products that don’t just form a barrier, but heal.
  8. Normalize liver health, this may take a bit of testing and medical advice.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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