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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



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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