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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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How does baking soda relieve an itch?

Searching around the web, I found a lot of resources saying that baking soda (NaHCO₃) is good to relieve an itch. For example, this article Baking Soda for You Skin: Is It Safe, When to Use, and More ...
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Palatal itching and rhinitis

It is a common finding among people that palatal itching is usually followed by rhinitis. In a study it was found that palatal itching and allergic rhinitis are related. My question is that why does ...
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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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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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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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What is the meaning of a broken skin? How broken it has to be for rabies virus to go inside human body?

So, I have this doubt. I searched the internet and everywhere they mention that rabies can't go through unbroken skin but nowhere they explain what broken skin means? When I scratch myself because of ...