Welcome to the A-Z of Menopause. This is I for Itching.
Do you itch all over and have no idea why?
Then listen up…
What You Need To Know About Itching In Menopause
Itchy skin can really increase in perimenopause and this is due to the lack of estrogen in your body.
When your estrogen drops, your skin gets dry and therefore itchier.
This could be all over your body, it could be your throat, it could be your trunk, it could be inside your ears and it could be your eyes!
Everybody’s different, I struggled with itchy ears
While it’s not a life-changing symptom it’s a really annoying symptom that’s for sure.
So what can you do to help?
Here’s what you can do,
- The most obvious thing you can do is moisturize your skin,
- don’t use any products that will dry it out.
- I found that for itchy ears coconut oil helps a lot as well.
However, do remember that it could just be a new allergy, some women experience new allergies or heightened allergies at this time.
So the best thing to do is to keep a food diary and just monitor how your itching is going.
The most important thing you can do if you’re struggling is to talk to somebody, talk to your partner, talk to your friend, talk to a doctor, talk to a menopause specialist, talk to someone.
And if you’ve got no one to talk to, have a look at the link in my TikTok bio for my community, because that can help you too.
It’s called Bossing Midlife.
If you are struggling with menopause, please visit your doctor for help and support.
Want more advice?
Kate Beavis is Fearless at 50 – supporting women to be visible and fearless in midlife. This includes understanding your health, and well-being, building confidence, and more.