Many different skin issues can be accompanied with itchy skin such as hives, xerosis (dry skin), psoriasis, eczema, insect bites, allergic reactions, shaving, etc. Itching can be an annoyance to a person, but itching can also lead to more serious skin concerns like inflammation, redness, bleeding and open wounds just to name a few.
Itching can be alleviated and controlled with the right treatment products.
Products containing hydrocortisone are particularly helpful for itch relief. Aquanil offers a body lotion containing a 1% hydrocortisone, Aquanil HC Lotion. This product is best used as a temporary solution to itching, but is excellent for all skin types including sensitive skin as well as being non-comedogenic, fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.
Stiefel Laboratories Sarna Lotion provides immediate relief of itching as well as pain associated with itching in a non-hydrocortisone formulation. Active ingredients camphor and menthol cool the skin while soothing areas of irritation.
Sudden body growth can lead to itching of the skin. Pregnancy is a time where the body goes through a lot of changing and growth which can lead to an uncomfortable time for expecting moms. Mama Mio Super-Rich Body Cream is a fabulous body cream for mother-to-be as it is extremely hydrating. Sooth itchy skin while increasing the skins elasticity and fighting stretch marks.
For another example of skin reactions check out what this person wrote about their reaction to a skin care product.