Abdominal Skin Itching
Abdomen | Dermatology | Abdominal Skin Itching (Symptom)
Stomach itch is described as an abnormal itchy sensation in the stomach skin. There are many causes including diseases and drug side effect causes.
A stomach itch can be caused by the following medical conditions: Chicken pox , Measles, allergy to soap/shampoo, Eczema, Scabies, Psoriasis, Shingles, Fungal infection, Pityriasis rosea, reaction to drugs, Esophagitis, Peptic ulcer disease, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Ischemic colitis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Acute appendicitis, Proctitis , Amoebic ulcer, Intussusceptions, Diverticulitis, Intestinal obstruction, Strangulated inguinal hernia, Stomach rash.
Diagnosis and Treatment
The medical tests relevant for stomach itch causes are: Food allergies and intolerances including: food allergy tests, food intolerance testing, water testing, lead poisoning tests. Digestive-related home testing such as stomach ulcer tests, colorectal cancer test, fecal occult bleeding test can also be performed.
Abdominal itchiness is a common and annoying pregnancy symptom that's almost inevitable. As the belly grows, the skin stretches rapidly, becoming increasingly moisture-deprived, leaving it itchy and uncomfortable. Moisturizer can temporarily curb the itching if applied gently and frequently.
An anti-itch lotion, like the pink calamine lotion used for chicken pox, works in particularly tough cases. Vitamin E oil is very healing. Using a humidifier may help keep the skin from drying out, but it should be proceeded with caution, as it can also spread germs and trigger allergies if used improperly.