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Mechanical itch may help explain why clothes or dry skin can be itchy.
These data are encouraging for the vast majority of psoriasis patients that are also suffering from itch related to their disease," said Dr.
Until better options are developed to manage eczema and itch, doctors should remind patients of the side effects of their medication, and encourage them to use caution when out and about and to avoid situations like driving while using sedating antihistamines.
The finding, in mice, suggests the old wives' tale about resisting the urge to scratch an itch has a scientific basis.
That pain can interfere with itching -- at least temporarily -- by getting nerve cells in the spinal cord to carry pain signals to the brain instead of itch signals.
We continue to believe that the dual mechanism of action of nalbuphine is uniquely suited to treating many itch conditions.
Lee added that they now have a compound that can potentially treat both pain and itch at the same time and hope that their discovery will garner interest from pharmaceutical companies that can help us expand our studies into clinical trials.
If itching goes on long enough, it can take over neurons that transmit pain -- which may be why chronic itch is so agonizing.
The Columbus Itch Scratcher is also in patent pending status with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Science-mad Simon is speaking at TechFest In September 2013 when he will detail how he created a science mad, element hunting hero called Itch for his two new books - ITCH and ITCH Rocks.
SUMMER OUTINGS NO LONGER HAVE TO MEAN SUFFERING from irritating itches courtesy of insects and poison ivy with the launch of the BeKOOOL Itch Patch.
Mice and humans share similar nervous systems so the scientists say the Nppb molecule is probably present in people - once they have identified the molecule in humans, drugs could be developed to turn off the itch.