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5 Potential Wrist Itch Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

    Eczema is a form of skin inflammation that causes skin to be dry, itchy, red, and irritated.

    This is a long-term, recurring condition but symptoms are manageable with care.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    trouble sleeping, feeling itchy or tingling all over, dry skin, scalp itchiness, flexor surface rash
    Symptoms that never occur with eczema (atopic dermatitis):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  2. 2.Scabies

    Scabies is a highly contagious skin infection caused by mites that produce an itchy rash on the body.

    Rash and intense itching should subside within 2-4 days with treatment.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    penis itch, feeling itchy or tingling all over, butt itch, penile redness, scrotal itch
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Scabies

    Scabies is a highly contagious skin infection caused by mites that produce an itchy rash on the body.

    Rash and intense itching should subside within 2-4 days with treatment.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, vulvovaginal redness, feeling itchy or tingling all over, butt itch, elbow itch
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Scabies

    Scabies is a highly contagious skin infection caused by mites that produce an itchy rash on the body.

    Rash and intense itching should subside within 2-4 days with treatment.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, vulvovaginal redness, feeling itchy or tingling all over, butt itch, wrist itch
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Scabies

    Scabies is a highly contagious skin infection caused by mites that produce an itchy rash on the body.

    Rash and intense itching should subside within 2-4 days with treatment.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    feeling itchy or tingling all over, penis itch, penile redness, scrotal itch, groin itch
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Wrist Itch

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Did you possibly brush into poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Are you itchy all over?

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Wrist Itch Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced wrist itch have also experienced:

    • 18% Forearm Itch
    • 11% Upper Arm Itch
    • 9% Hand Itch
  • People who have experienced wrist itch had symptoms persist for:

    • 34% Less Than a Week
    • 30% Less Than a Day
    • 21% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced wrist itch were most often matched with:

    • 72% Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • 9% Scabies
    • 1% Scabies
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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