“NIGHT IS AC­TU­ALLY A VERY COM­MON TIME FOR SKIN TO ITCH

Women's Weekly (Malaysia) - - Your Best Body Ever -

as there’s less dis­trac­tion, it’s warm in bed and you might have had a bath or al­co­hol, which can ag­gra­vate some skin con­di­tions,” ex­plains Dr Adam Sheridan. This nor­mally isn’t any­thing to worry about but some itchy skin symp­toms should be checked out. “Itch­ing of the palms or soles of the feet that oc­curs at night can be as­sign of a form of liver dis­ease and oc­curs when bile salts build up in the skin. There’s also a prob­lem called poly­cythaemia, which is a dis­or­der of the red blood cells lead­ing to the slug­gish cir­cu­la­tion that causes itch­ing in the lower legs, feet and hands.”

Also consider whether your itch­ing started af­ter you changed wash­ing pow­der – or started tak­ing a new night­time med­i­ca­tion. Both can cause re­ac­tions that trig­ger noc­tur­nal itch­ing.

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