Chronic pruritus is a symptom that has a significant impact on the patient’s quality of life. It can be associated with a wide broad of diseases and in most of the times is difficult to treat. The search for the underlying etiology of pruritus usually requires a meticulous history taking as well as a clinical examination and laboratory investigations. Management of pruritus is often a challenge for the dermatologist and can be achieved by implementing several therapeutic approaches. This review highlights the clinical approach and the treatment of chronic pruritus.
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