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Itching (pruritus)

Itching is a common symptom and can affect any area of your body. It may affect all of your body or only one particular area.

Itching may be due to:

  • Dry skin
  • Chemicals released by your body in response to your illness
  • Medication (particularly the painkillers morphine and diamorphine)
  • Jaundice
  • Kidney and liver problems.