What is itchy skin/pruritis?
Itchy skin is an uncomfortable, irritating sensation that makes you want to scratch. Also known as pruritus, itchy skin can be caused or worsened by dry skin. It’s common in older adults, as skin tends to become drier with age.
Depending on the cause of your itchy skin, it may appear normal, red, rough or bumpy. Repeated scratching can cause raised thick areas of skin that might bleed or become infected.