Itching, intermittently, is a common part of our bodily functions and is a necessary function to alert us to potential health complications. In most cases, when suffering from itchy fingers and toes, the complication is not a significant health risk and one that typically does not require medical attention.
If you are suffering from chronic, or recurring, itchy fingers and toes, the complication may be attributed to a greater health complication that requires immediate medical attention. Understanding what the underlying cause may be will help you work with your doctor to alleviate the health risk.
For some individuals, itchy fingers and toes may be simply associated with dry skin which can be treated with a strong, prescription, lotion that can be applied topically. In more advanced cases, the complication could be related to a complication of a skin disorder, including eczema or complications with allergic dermatitis.
If your do not readily see a sign of a complication on your fingers and toes, then your doctor may want to run a series of tests to determine if a physiological complication is causing your itchy sensations. When suffering from a thyroid disorder, diabetes, or even edema associated with kidney complications or hypertension, the skin may feel itchy even when there is no sign of dryness or other skin rash.
The key to overcome chronic itchy fingers and toes will lie in your ability to seek out medical attention from a doctor who can diagnose the complication from a clinical standpoint and determine if you have physiological complications. When suffering from itchy fingers and toes, we often ignore the signs and live with the complication using home remedies. Ultimately, if the complication is related to a physiological illness, you will need more advanced treatment to resolve your itchy sensations on a permanent basis.
Living with itchy sensations is common and should not cause alarm. When the complication is chronic, and recurring, ask your doctor about further testing and seek out treatment for the condition which is typically simple and resolves the nuisance of the sensation.
Sources: The Bible Cure for Skin Disorder, by Don Colbert