July 16, 2013
    Does perimenopause cause itchy skin?
    July 16, 2013

    I am 49 years old.  I missed my period for the first time this month. I get an itchy neck, and itch between my breasts and also my fingers, but only in the late afternoon and evening.  I'm thinking it might be related to hormone fluctuations.  Is there any medical evidence of this?




  • Dorian Martin
    Health Guide
    July 16, 2013
    Dorian Martin
    Health Guide
    July 16, 2013

    Hi, SGA,


    Welcome to the ever-changing world of menopause. While I'm not a medical doctor and am not sure about your specific situation, skin changes are part of menopause. I too have had itchy fingers and have found my skin dries out tremendously periodically. I also have found that my skin is a lot more sensitive to chemicals so I have changed laundry detergents, dryer sheets and soaps to be allergy free and as natural as possible. I'd also suggest that you try to drink more water and check your diet to see if you can make any adjustments there (such as eating more salmon and other oily fish) that will, in turn, benefit your skin.

    I'd suggest checking with your doctor or a dermatologist about these recent changes just to make sure it is hormone related. But do start now on taking steps to do a better job of taking care of your skin.

    Take care and keep us posted!


    Here are some links you might find helpful down the road:

    Natural Alternatives for Menopause Symptoms

    How to Choose a Doctor for Your Menopause Journey

    Best Exercises to Relieve Menopause Symptoms





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