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Steinhoff then discussed therapies for eczema and pruritus (itching) which include topical corticosteroids, daily use of emollients, avoidance of known allergic triggers, self-care techniques aimed at reducing scratching and products to relieve itching.
Along with Tecnu Original Outdoor Cleanser, the company supplies Tecnu Extreme Poison Ivy Scrub, a poison ivy scrub that works in 15 seconds; Tecnu Rash Relief Spray with scar prevention, a homeopathic anti-itch spray that can be applied without having to touch the rash; and Calagel Medicated Anti-itch Gel, a steroid-free treatment that relieves the itching, dries the oozing and reduces swelling from poison ivy, oak and sumac rash.
Of the 16 patients, 2 had complete relief; 2 had substantial relief; 6 had some relief; 5 had no relief; and 1 reported increased itching.
Methods: Fifty patients with itching ears and 54 healthy control patients were asked to use a visual analogue scale (VAS) to rate the itch, the itching period, and the medication used for the itching.
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.
87), and the association was even stronger in those reporting itching (OR, 3.
Widespread itching may develop as a result of dry skin, an irritant reaction to particular bath products or detergents, or an allergic reaction to certain drugs.
But most of the time, chronic itching isn't caused by a histamine reaction: It's often associated with an overactive thyroid, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, kidney or liver failure, certain cancers or a pinched or damaged nerve.
When it comes to physical comforts, there is a unique pleasure and relief from being able to effectively scratch an area that is particularly itching.
Washington, Oct 16 ( ANI ): For those who have suffered through sleepless nights due to uncontrollable itching know that not all itching is the same.
that may be associated with onset, severity, elicitation, or maintenance of the itching; impairments in the patient's social or professional life; and marked preoccupation with itching or the state of her (his) skin.
The patches, packaged 18 to a box, can be used for relief from pains and itching associated with insect bites, poison ivy and minor skin irritations.