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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 08:38 PM IST

Stress may lead to skin problems

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New York : Psychological stress is associated with skin complaints such as itchy skin and flaky patches on the scalp among college students, warns a new study, reports IANS.

The study aimed to assess the relationship between perceived psychological stress and the prevalence of various skin symptoms in a large sample of undergraduate students. “Previous studies have demonstrated an association between stress and skin symptoms, but those studies relied on small patient samples, or focused their analyses on a single skin disease,” said corresponding author of the study Gil Yosopovitch from Temple University in Philadelphia, US.

For the study, over 400 undergraduate-aged patients were divided into groupings labeled as low stress, moderate stress and high stress. The high stress group suffered significantly more often from itchy skin, hair loss, oily, waxy or flaky patches on the scalp, troublesome sweating, scaly skin, nail biting, itchy rash on hands, and hair pulling.

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Published on: Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 12:31 AM IST
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