Itching after taking a bath is not rare. It could be caused by dry skin or other skin conditions. For some people, itchy skin is a constant battle. It can be difficult to understand exactly what is making the skin to itch. Itchy skin can be the result of a rash or other skin conditions. It could be a symptom of a more serious health condition such as liver diseases or kidney failure.
Possible causes of an itchy skin after a bath includes:
1. Dry skin: This is one of the major causes of an itchy skin after a bath. Taking a hot shower over an extended period of time can cause itchy skin because the natural oils of the body are taken away. People with dry skin that scrub their body with sponge during bathing may likely experience itching because when the natural oils of the body are stripped off, the result is usually itching after a bath.
2. Harsh soaps: soap sensitivities can cause itching after a bath. Most soaps are harsh that they remove the natural oils of the body by drying out the skin as it cleans. Most times, failing to wash all the soap residue from the skin after a bath can also be a source of itching and discomfort.
3. Aquagenic pruritus: This is a rare skin condition which causes the skin to get itchy after a bath or contact with water. This skin condition causes intense itching after washing the hands, going to pool or taking a bath.
Possible Remedies for an itchy skin after a bath:
1. Avoid using a hard sponge if you have a dry skin: Mild sponge and soap can help to stop itchy skin because they do not strip off your skin's natural oils.
2. Moisturize your skin immediately after bathing: Moisturizing your skin when it is still wet helps to reduce itchy skin. For an added cooling benefits, store your moisturizer in the fridge before applying it.
3. Change your soap: if you experience recurrent itching after bathing, try switching your soap. Find a mild soap for your body.
4. Hydrate your body properly: Drink enough water in order to avoid a skin that feels dry. Being dehydrated can lead to a skin that feels dry.
5. Use essential oils during shower: Essential oils are used to prevent or treat itchy skin. Using essential oils with natural ingredients can help to reduce itchy skin.
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