Winter Itch or something else?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-28-2004
Winter Itch or something else?
Sat, 02-09-2013 - 6:04pm

Hi ladies,

How can I tell the difference between winter itch and skin allergies?  I'm used to having mild bouts of what I always assumed was winter itch, but this year I've found myself much more itchy and red than usual (and mostly in areas that remain covered, like forearms and even calves/thighs).  I began developing nasal allergie a few years ago so it woun't surprise me if there is an allergic element to this, but I could use some enlightnment here.  Thanks!


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-16-2013
Mon, 02-11-2013 - 9:49am

Hi Chris,

I have been concerned about the same thing until my daughter came to visit the other day and said she is dealing with the same itchy skin problem. I am thinking it may be just a worse than normal winter itch because of the really odd weather we've been having. We have gone from spring like temps to below zero in the same week several time now.

I have been trying Curel lotion for extra dry skin and it really seems to help so it might be something to try.