Scaling & Itching
Also known as pruritus which means a desire to scratch. Skin scales are a sign of dry skin and skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Scratching temporarily relieves itching but can damage the skin, sometimes results in more itching. Prolonged scratching can cause thickened and scaly skin (called lichenification). It is the common symptom of hives, dry skin, eczema, contact dermatitis and fungal skin infection.