What types of cancer cause itching and how to avoid it

To control itchy skin caused by cancer, patients should stay hydrated, use lotions and avoid scented products, apply a mixture of baking soda or oatmeal on the skin, use a humidifier if the indoor air is dry.

Patients can also try warm baths, do not shave hair, beard, try to bathe every few days instead of bathing daily, avoid sitting in the bath for more than 30 minutes each time.