Stress triggers a natural response from the body, but chronic stress can negatively affect our physical and emotional health, including the itchy sensation in the body. We tell you about it in this article.
The relationship between stress and itching in the body
When we are stressed, our body releases a series of chemicals, including cortisol and adrenaline, that activate the "fight or flight" response. These substances can affect the skin and trigger various reactions, including itching and sensations of irritation. In addition, stress can also contribute to the development of existing skin conditions or worsen pre-existing conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis, which are often accompanied by severe itching.
Stress can trigger itching in different parts of the body, including the scalp, face, arms, legs and torso. These itchy sensations can range from mild to intense and, in some cases, can become chronic, leading to a cycle of scratching that can worsen the irritation and cause skin damage.
In addition to the direct effects of stress on the skin, stress can also contribute to behaviors that make itching worse, such as compulsive scratching. When we feel stressed, it is common to resort to relief behaviors, such as scratching or rubbing the skin, seeking a sensation of momentary relief. However, this scratching can damage the skin and cause additional inflammation, perpetuating the cycle of itch and stress. At GGcare we have the Soothing Body Cream with natural ingredients that instantly relieve itching, making scratching no longer necessary, and with moisturizing and repairing properties for the affected skin.