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While most individuals consider itching to be a normal part of life and probably the result of dry skin, there are instances in which itching lasts a long time and is severe. When this happens, it’s difficult to break the itch-scratch cycle, as noted by the Mayo Clinic, but continued scratching can damage the skin or even cause infection. Thus, if you are suffering from prolonged itchy skin, whether over small areas of your body or your entire body, it’s wise to consult a trusted dermatologist.

Medically known as Pruritis, itchy skin may be associated with redness, raised bumps, blisters, cracked skin or a leathery, scaly skin texture. On the other hand, it may not produce any visible symptoms at all. Even so, for those experiencing itchy skin, it is uncomfortable and concerning, particularly when it’s ongoing. As a rule, dermatologists recommend scheduling an appointment if itchy skin:

  • Lasts more than two weeks and shows no improvement with moisturizers or anti-itch creams
  • Is severe enough to distract you from regular routines
  • Prevents sleep
  • Occurs suddenly and for no apparent reason
  • Affects the entire body
  • Occurs around the same time as other symptoms including fatigue, weight loss, changes in bowel habits or frequent urination or fever

As mentioned, dry skin is a primary culprit when it comes to itchy skin. Other common skin conditions and rashes are also to blame such as eczema, psoriasis, scabies, lice, chickenpox and hives. Reactions to antibiotics and other drugs are additional factors to consider. Yet, some cases involve underlying medical conditions in which itching is simply a manifestation of the illness. These include liver disease, kidney failure or anemia. Moreover, thyroid illness and cancer (particularly leukemia and lymphoma) are associated with itchy skin. The Mayo Clinic adds nerve disorders including Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes or Shingles to the list as well.

With excellence in dermatology, the philosophy of Dr. Kayal and the team at Kayal Dermatology remains to deliver exceptional care to patients, and this begins with the very first phone call. Don’t let itchy skin affect your quality of life—call us today.

Posted on behalf of Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (770) 426-7177

FAX: (770) 426-7745


Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Our Patient Reviews

Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 183 reviews

Jennifer M.

First time ever at a dermatology office! So I was a little nervous... But they have a very friendly staff and it was nice meeting PA Joel! Felt comfortable and he was informative & made me feel like I wasn’t the only person dealing with my issue. I can’t wait to see some results and get some relief!!

Eve L.

Love this place! Everyone is so caring, and very helpful in each way possible. Highly recommend this place for skin care and even skin cancer!

Detlef K.

I’ve been going here awhile. I’ve got a few pesky issues, some due to my not allowing areas to completely heal, sins that prolongs my already glacier like speed healing! I really appreciate Dr. Kayal and Joel who combine to take of me and my family.

Michael V.

Was greeted upon my arrival, very nice waiting room, was taken back immediately. Very professional, caring and friendly staff. They want to help you. The PA Joel was very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to help me. I was given a prescription to address the problem. Will be back with other issues, keep up the good work.

Lisa W.

PA Brown is very attentive to my son's needs. I have not had any difficulty getting appointments when needed. I think this practice provides excellent service. I definitely recommend Kayal Dermatology for all of your skin needs.

Kevin S.

The nurse was great made me completely comfortable before biopsy’s and Dr Kayak was great explaining what’s going on, recommend very highly

Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (770) 426-7177

Fax: (770) 426-7745


Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm