What is the medical condition psychogenic itching?
Psychogenic itching occurs when emotional problems are the primary reason for feeling itchy.
Skin itching can be a symptom of a lot of things. If you don't know if you are pregnant, I would not say you are pregnant because you are itching. If you know you are pregnant and your skin is itching see your maternity care provider. It may be just your skin stretching, but it can also be a symptom of a very serious condition affecting the liver.
Yes, the use of medical terminology may make the patient perceive their condition as more serious than it is. For instance, nailbiting may sound dangerous when referred to as onychophagia. Lichenification or neurodermatitis sound more serious than "rough skin due to itching". In addition, some terms can cause distress because they may be perceived as a personal failing rather than a medical condition. Examples are "habitual abortion" for frequent miscarriage, or "incompetent cervix" for a…
You could have itching after chlamydia treatment because you have another infection, such as yeast or trichomoniasis. Or you could be continuing to recover from the infection. Also, you could have some other skin condition that's causing itching. Contact your health care provider for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.