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Tired of Skin Rashes and Itchy Skin? Make Sure to Dust Off Psychological Stress!

Update Date: Nov 30, 2015 02:00 PM EST

Keeping in view the present-day scholastic structure, the academics have undoubtedly gripped students in a negative manner, making them completely hopeless and full of misery. With further worries on their minds, juvenile students are left with no choice and are bound to indulge themselves dealing with frantic academia. While previous researches have validated how stress is unswervingly linked with pressure and tensions, further studies have solidified the preceding examinations of how stress and skin concerns are associated.

Commencing the process, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) and director of the Temple Itch Center remained keen enough to determine the association between psychological stress and the presence of itchy skin predominantly for undergraduate students.

Making 5,000 undergraduate students the target of the study, the research was carried out during the 2014 fall semester. They were asked to give details regarding their respective skin hygiene and if in some cases they come across any sort of skin issue in relation with stress.

The students were later on divided into three groups; low stress, moderate stress and high level stress, which was comprehensively analyzed.

The results displayed a substantial link between high level pressure and strain with an assorted form of skin dilemmas, including pruritus (itchy skin), alopecia (hair loss) followed by hyperhidrosis (troublesome sweating), scaly skin, onychophagia (nail biting), claims Medical News Today. Some of the students also pointed to scratchy rashes on their hands and the condition of hair pulling as well. However, there were no blatant indications of warts, pimples and dry rashes on the face.

The research, published in the journal Acta Dermato-Venereologica clearly indicated the surprising link between psychological stress and dermatological conditions. However, with constant care and pre-emptive strategies, such conditions can be pulled under the cover and individuals can relish flawless and impeccable skin condition.

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