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Is it ever beneficial to scratch something that itches?

I'd like to know when it is encouraged to itch something, if ever. I kind of have a hard time understanding how the body could evolve to enjoy scratching itchy areas if it was bad for us, so it must ...
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Why do opioids administered via IV cause pruritus?

I was told by a nurse that it is common for patients to complain of itching after administration of IV opioids, which tends to resolve soon thereafter. Those who experience this often do not ...
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Relationship between sleep deprivation and itchiness

Obviously, itchiness can cause sleep deprivation to human as shown in many clinical cases. But I want to know if a sleep deprivation can cause itchiness or at least confuse our brain of spotting itchy ...
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How long can an allergic reaction last after exposure to an allergen?

My dad has a skin allergy (rashes, itchiness), and I want to cut out some things from his diet to see if it's causing the problem. But I don't know how long an allergic reaction can last in absence ...
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Taking Benadryl after Claritin

I take Claritin in the mornings. Right now in the evening my eyes are itchy and I'd like to take Benadryl. Is this a good idea or not? Thanks!
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What causes asymptomatic itching with rarely distributed rash?

Preface: I am not a student of medicine or a medical professional by any means. All uses of anatomic and biologic terms come from a general education plus a little hobby-knowledge. Misuses of such ...
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Why do my hair and scalp feel greasy and itchy until I shower?

I've recently noticed that I have dry, itchy skin - particularly on my shins and ankles - and I think this may be caused by the warm-to-hot 10 minute showers I have every morning. The problem is that ...
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What can cause mild irritation in my outer ear besides swimming?

I just have really mild itchiness and I noticed it hurt when I tried to scratch my ear. It is nothing severe but I don't want it to become severe. I have not swum recently. I don't know if it matters ...
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How to scratch an itchy throat [closed]

My throat is seriously itching me and it seems totally impossible to scratch it. Is there any home-remedy i can use to scratch it, I'm just hoping that it isn't some kind of disease or anything ...
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Can Diflucan cause anal itching?

Doctor prescribed Diflucan because of penis thursh, two tablets, I took one, next one after week. Next day started to have strange feeling in anus, like itching, can Diflucan cause this?
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Poison Ivy or Spider Bite? [closed]

My wife and I were exposed to poison ivy last Saturday (7/16). I have more rashes that her but she has this rash that keeps expanding, picture below. The small oval with the dark spots showed up ...
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How to get rid of from intertrigo by using home remedies?

For someone suffering from Intertrigo skin infection in their groin area. Is there any home remedy to get rid of it?
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Would anything medically negative ever happen if I didn't scratch an itch?

The title says it all - Would anything medically negative ever happen if I never scratched an itch? More specifically, one that does not stem from something like an insect, but is more of a self ...
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Itchy Shins! Footwear or Shin Splints?

Again, Im not quite sure if this is the place to ask this question. However, I am experiencing so discomfort with my shins itching constantly. Im in two minds as to what could be causing it, as I ...