AARP – Dr. Jeannette Graf: "Five Beauty Antidotes for Red Itchy Skin"
Aside from the extreme physical discomfort of rosacea, there's the visible issue of irritated skin to deal with on top of all our other aging woes.
Don't play doctor and self-analyze by looking at online photos. "Itching can also be a result of overactive thyroid, pinched nerves, fungal infections or contact dermatitis from exposure to nickel, latex or dyes," said Jeanette Graf, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "If you have atopic dermatitis [a prevalent form of eczema that shows up as scaly red patches], you may also have asthma, hay fever or food allergies which need to be treated separately." Learn more