- Psychological conditions
- Reduced function of the liver and kidneys
- Skin conditions that cause itching such as eczema
- Certain infections, such as hepatitis
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- Blood tests
- Skin biopsy
- Topical medications that are applied to the skin, such as steroids, coal tar, vitamin D, or capsaicin
- Oral steroids or antihistimines
- Corticosteroid injections
- Medications that suppress or modify the immune system
- Antiseizure medications
- Cryotherapy to freeze affected skin
- Pulsed dye laser
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The Eczema Society of Canada http://eczemahelp.ca
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- Review Date: 08/2015 -
- Update Date: 09/10/2014 -
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