• (noun): An irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch.
    Synonyms: itch, itchiness

Some articles on itching:

Intrahepatic Cholestasis Of Pregnancy
... It typically presents with troublesome itching and can lead to complications for both mother and fetus ... Itching has long been considered to be a common symptom of pregnancy ... The vast majority of times, itching, or pruritus, is a minor annoyance caused by changes to the skin, especially that of the abdomen ...
Patrode - Precautions
... Eating partially cooked patrode may cause itching in the throat which may last for a few hours ... Using coconut oil or ghee on the slices may avoid itching in the throat ... An immediate remedy to the itching is to drink sour buttermilk (curd) immediately once the itching starts ...
School Head Lice Policy - Screening - Screening Motivation
... Although itching (pruritus) is a common symptom of head louse infestation, it is a poor criterion upon which to base inspection ... The majority of infested children do not report itching ... For example, a 1991 Israeli study found that only 36% of infested children reported itching ...
Trombiculidae - Life Cycle - Handling Chigger Bites
... Itching can be alleviated through use of over-the-counter topical corticosteroids and antihistamines ... Hot showers or baths also will help reduce itching ... Rather, the digestive enzymes in the saliva are what cause the severe itching sensation ...
Mucuna Pruriens - Itching
... on the leaves contain 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) which cause severe itching (pruritus) when touched ... the stinging hairs on the outside of the seed pods are used in itching powder ... In India, the application of cow dung is very effective to treat the itching caused by the spicules of this herb ...

Famous quotes containing the word itching:

    Let me tell you, Cassius, you yourself
    Are much condemn’d to have an itching palm.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)