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Pruritus or Itching

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Itching is an unpleasant sensation of the skin. To relieve us, we scratch. But be careful not to scratch too much, because we can irritate the skin and even cause injuries that can get infected.

The Monster of itching is so small that it could nap under a finger nail. But, he is as annoying as an elephant with a trombone. He has one goal: to get everyone scratching day and night. So his mission is to spread the itching around the world.

This monster knows all the tricks to cause itching, and knows why we scratch, he has pierced his enemies. If we follow him, we can find out more about the itching.

Oh, How itchy!

It has been many, many years ago, no one knows exactly how many, when the Monster of Itching decided that he wanted to injure people and animals. He tied a piece of cloth on his neck and began to go round and round until he found the best way to make them suffer: causing itching.

We all scratch sometime in the day. Sometimes the itching will disappear or it can become so strong that it becomes a nuisance. Is a reaction that takes our body to something that produces an alteration or allergies such as bites, rubbing a plant or type of fabric. Therefore, the monster always sneaks in the room at night and opens the window to let the insects and the nettles plants, and just where you will fall in the wood. Also he whispers in the aunts’ ears when they are napping that the best gift that they can give us for our birthdays is a wool sweater. Of those which make us itch! ;-(

Although they are different sensations, itching and pain have much in common.

Strong Itching can also mean Pruritus.

What makes me itch?

The Monster of Itchy knows all the tricks in the world. There are many. Including  the nerves.
Other very common causes are:

insect bites such as mosquitoes, bees, the tobacco, etc
many skin diseases such as, dandruff or dry skin,
some infections such as athlete’s foot.
The Monster of Itching is a little envious of the lice. These animals do know how to get us to scratch! Just they do not wear a cloak like him. 😉

Where does it itch?

One of the things the monster likes is causing the itching at the tip of the big toe and go up until we all just scratch around like monkeys.

We can have itching all over the body or in only a one part.

Located Pruritus  is usually caused by:

  insect bites,
  irritation caused by contact with any detergent or chemical product, or a plant as the nettle.

When it is throughout the body it is generally caused by:

allergic reactions,
some drugs.

What can we do against the itching?

The Monster of Itching does not support ignoring. That is, if you want him to leave you alone, you can act as if nothing was itching you. If you have a mosquito bite, don’t scratch it. If you have a grain of chicken pox, do not touch it. It’s hard to do, but if you make it, the monster of itching will end up turning around with his cloak down and walking away.

The first thing to do when you have a lot of itching is to be careful when scratching ourselves, because we can get hurt.
When Pruritus (intense itching) was caused by mosquito or bee bite, or the contact with a nettle or any item that we know, we have to clean the area.

The pharmacist will advise us with a medicine.

When we have very annoying itch often, spread throughout the body, or we do not know what is causing it; you must go to the doctor to know what the cause is.

Dry skin also causes itching. Especially in the winter when it’s cold out and the heating of the houses reduces the moisture, the skin dries out and can get irritated and inflamed. It is best to hydrate the skin and drink water. Oatmeal baths also help to soften it.

Avoid being too long in the shower, the water should be warm, you should not use a lot of soap. Be careful! The Monster of Itching always opens the soap bottle caps so it falls more. 😉

It is essential to keep the skin hydrated. The pharmacist will advise you.

And watching! The monster moves, especially at night.



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