Itching (pruritus) is an unpleasant, bothering sensation that makes you scratch your skin.
This problem can affect the quality of life and even disrupt your sleep. Most of the time, it is difficult to diagnose the causes of itchy skin and manage the treatment approaches.
Sometimes the pruritus reason is so simple and just relates to the clothes you are wearing. However, these conditions may signify more complicated issues, such as skin rash, systemic diseases or a special kind of mite that cause Demodex Itching.
PROCUTiN is a robust natural herbal product of OZiDEX, which helps treat Demodex Itching by combating Demodex mites.
Itchy skin may be accompanied by redness. It may also cause the skin to become rough and bulging. The condition usually affects limited areas of the skin but sometimes gets generalized. Pruritus may also affect the person continuously or intermittently.
Many internal and external factors cause Itchy skin. Allergens in pollen, food, animal hair, and chemicals are among the external causes of pruritus. Internal factors include inflammatory diseases, metabolic complications, skin problems, neurological disorders, and infections (such as Demodex mite parasites).
What Causes Itchy Skin?
• Skin-originated itching:
This type of pruritus is because of skin problems. Issues such as dry skin (more common on the arms, legs, and abdomen), urticaria, contact dermatitis, scabies, body/hair lice, insect bites, psoriasis, candida, and Demodex mites fall into this category.
• Neurological-originated itching:
Two reasons can cause this type of pruritus: dysfunction of the sensory nerves and the central nervous system derived modulators. Postherpetic neuralgia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and herpes zoster are in this category.
• Psychogenic-originated itching:
This type is caused by various psychological problems such as depression, stress, Morgellons Disease, and anxiety.
• Itching due to systemic problems:
Chronic liver and kidney failure can cause itching. On the other hand, allergies are other causes of itchy skin. Hypersensitivity occurs when the body reacts abnormally to food, pollen, animal hair, and other external factors. In these conditions, the body releases substances into the bloodstream that causes itching. Biliary (bile duct) obstruction is another reason for generalized pruritus.
Strategies to Manage Pruritus
As the causes of pruritus are usually complicated, the diagnosis and treatment process is typically challenging. However, to control the problem, the doctor follows the following steps:
• Finding the primary cause of itching
• Treatment of possible causes
• Eliminating all kinds of irritants
• Keeping skin moisturized
Ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation has a significant effect on reducing itching, especially those caused by systemic and inflammatory skin disorders. UVB helps control the problem by reducing the number of activated nerve fibres in the peripheral nervous system.
Doctors prescribe various topical medications to manage pruritus:
• Moisturizers, Low-PH cleansers, and lubricants
• Coolants such as liquid nitrogen alone or in combination with local anesthetics
• Topical antihistamines and corticosteroids
• Some types of immunosuppressive drugs
In recent years, with a more inclusive view of the pruritus mechanisms, numerous drugs have been developed that can effectively control itching:
• Opioid receptor antagonists, including naloxone, naltrexone, and nalmefene.
• Tricyclic antidepressants such as doxepin, amitriptyline, trimipramine, and nortriptyline
• Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), e.g., paroxetine and fluvoxamine
As mentioned, some skin infections can lead to itching, including measles, chickenpox, scabies, and skin mites like Demdex. In this case, the itching only goes away when the microorganisms that cause the disease are eradicated.
Demodex is a kind of skin mite that lives in small numbers on most people’s skin pores. However, when the number of these parasites increases, they can cause various complications, including itching. Several factors may cause these skin pests to overgrow, including a weakened immune system, skin issues, and infections.
Demodex releases inflammatory substances that can irritate the skin and cause itching. On the other hand, these microorganisms walk on the skin with their small octopuses at a speed of 8 to 16 cm per hour. As they are more active at night, Demodex skin itching is more common over the night.
Demodex Itching Treatment
The Australian company OZiDEX produces a product called PROCUTiN, which helps you relieve Demodex itching by eliminating the parasite.
Apart from Demodex, PROCUTiN can kill some other types of harmful skin beings, including scabies and other mites, insects such as lice, mosquitoes and flies, as well as bacteria and viruses. That means the product, not only helping to treat Demodex itching, but also may help control itching caused by other skin infections.
PROCUTiN also kills insects and other creepy crawlies that may bite you or cause skin infections and itching on various environmental surfaces.
Beyond PROCUTiN, OZiDEX has a unique guideline that modifies various aspects of your life to eliminate the underlying factors of Demodex growth, which some are also causes of itching. For example, stress and poor diet may cause both conditions.
If you have chronic itching, PROCUTiN may be your lifeline.