Feeling itchy? Stress may be to blame. Research has found that stress may activate immune cells in the skin, resulting in itch-inducing skin ailments such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Stress can cause an inflammatory skin disease to appear for the first time, or it can cause a flare-up in people with a history of skin disease.
Try this: Keep skin moisturized by applying hydrating lotions to the skin and by drinking water. Check with your doctor about using an over-the-counter or prescription medication to control your itching and decrease exacerbation of irritating skin disorders.