Plagued with generalised itchy skin that gets worse when I am anxious

I have itchy skin every single day of my life and it's really starting to get to me. I have explored reasons for the itching and have ruled out allergies and any other external things that may be causing it. I have noticed that when I get anxious which is most of the time I get itchy and then when I scratch the itch it gets more itchy and I get more anxious and so a vicious cycle happens.

I have resorted to taking antihistamine tablets which does help but I'm tired of having to take them every day of my life.

Any suggestions or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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  • HI Lau x I sometimes get itchy skin and after checking all I found it was nothing but anxiety causing it x Its easy for a habit to form and maybe you are itching as its what you do when anxious so the habit has formed x Sorry I could not be more help x Donver x

  • Thanks so much for your reply :)

    You're probably right that it's now become a habit. I've recently stopped smoking so my anxiety is up higher than normal. I guess one habit replaced another! LOL! Thanks again :)

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