As humans, it is needful we take our bath daily as a hygiene routine but if bathing becomes uncomfortable, it could discourage one from enjoying the freshness that one gets after bathing especially when this continues over a long period.
Bathing could be a way of relaxing the body after engaging in some physical activity but if one always experience itching after bathing then there is a problem.
Do you have itching after taking shower, it could be as a result of some of the conditions that would be mentioned here in this article. So please read this article till the end and find a possible remedy or know how you can manage this condition.
What causes itching after shower?
Many things can cause the skin to feel itchy after taking a shower or bathing. But here are some of the most common reasons people experience itching after a shower:
1. Dry skin: This is often the cause of itching after taking a shower. The water from the shower can strip away the skin’s natural oils, causing dryness and itching. Dry skin lacks moisture and may feel tight or itchy, especially after a shower.
When a person takes a hot shower, the soap and water takes away the skin’s oils and this causes the skin to feel tight and itchy. In extreme cases, the skin may crack or bleed.
2. Eczema: Is one of the reasons that could lead to itching and excessive dryness of the skin after bathing. In extreme cases, it can also cause a red rash or bumps on the skin. People with eczema may feel even more itchy and uncomfortable after bathing.
3. Reaction to laundry products: Laundry products with scent could also lead to post-shower itching, especially if a person uses scented products on their towels too. This could transfer some of the fragrances from laundry soap or fabric softener to the skin which could further lead to itching and irritation if a person is allergic to the particular fragrance or scent.
If you notice itching after bathing or shower, do the following:
1. Keep showers as short and as cool as possible.
2. Avoid showering more than once per day.
3. Avoid long, hot baths.
4. Do not scratch the skin.
5. Avoid using washcloths, scrubs, or harsh sponges.
6. Use fragrance-free moisturizing cleansers or soaps.
7. Gently pat the skin dry.
8. Apply a heavy, fragrance-free moisturizer or ointment:
9. Do not apply large amounts of soaps or cleansers for lather:
10. Avoid fragrances in laundry detergent and fabric softener.
Source: Medical News Today
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