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Posts tagged itch

December 21, 2012

 

benadryl boxes on a shelf

What Causes Itches?

What brings on itches in the first place, and why does scratching provide such welcome relief?

October 30, 2012

 

bear in water scratching head

How Do Bears Scratch An Itch?

Got an itch? You should take a lesson from bears!

July 28, 2011

 

Woman Itching Her Arm

When The Itch Won’t Stop

Ever feel like you get one itch, and then another, and another, until you feel like you can't stop itching? You could have the itching gene.

July 6, 2008

 

Mosquito bites on leg

The Itchy Truth

Have you ever stopped to wonder, mid-scratch, exactly why scratching is so effective against itching? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 8, 2005

 

Rosacea

You know how Santa Claus is always depicted with rosy red cheeks? We have a theory that Mr. Claus has the skin condition, rosacea. Rosacea is a skin condition affecting about 14 million adults in the United States. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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