Here's Why Your Wrist Itches

The human body is made up of a complex frame of interconnected organs, tissues, cells — and a whole lot more. In the course of these organs interrelating with one another, it is not uncommon to encounter some teeny tiny glitches. Sometimes these malfunctions will be noticeable, sometimes, they won't. They can also cause you to feel alarmed, particularly if you are one who pays close attention to your body and how it operates. And while it is totally ok to be worried about some irregularities in the way your body functions, sometimes, as you'll find, there's nothing to really be worried about.

Take, for instance, twitching muscles. Anyone who experiences twitching muscles while working out may feel confused and even slightly worried, but it's absolutely normal for that to happen — especially if you have not been properly hydrated before hitting the bench. "If you don't drink much water while you're working out, or beforehand, then you might be used to feeling your muscles twitch a bit," physiologist, Christopher Minson, Ph.D. told Healthy Way. He added that without the requisite hydration while working out, it is possible to feel some "muscle fasciculations ... caused by an imbalance of electrolytes in your muscle fibers as they fatigue."

If your wrist itches, these are the most likely causes

An itchy wrist, meanwhile, may not occur as a result of a major health issue. It could just be your watch, bracelet or other fashion accessories attached to your wrist, per Healthline. Medically, this is known as Allergic Contact Dermatitis, which basically means that your skin is reacting to certain materials contained in those objects. Detergents and certain types of fabrics may also trigger these allergies (via Healthline).

Other times, itchy wrists could be a result of some other medical conditions such as eczema, a skin condition that could show up on your wrist as well as other parts of your body, per Medical News Today. This skin condition is so widespread that up to 15 million Americans have it (via Cleveland Clinic). So don't be surprised if you contact your doctor and this is what they diagnose you with.

Other health conditions that cause itchy skin include scabies and lichen planus, according to Healthline. Lichen planus affects the skin around the wrist as well as the back and ankles, causing them to itch, per Hopkins Medicine. It can also affect the scalp, nails mouth and nether regions. Scabies can also cause your wrist to itch and you can contact that when mites bite and enter under your skin to lay eggs there. Eek!? 

In all of these cases, do not hesitate to contact your doctor in order to get the best medical advice on what to do.