For Irritating Itch, a Promising Option Under Scrutiny For Irritating Itch, a Promising Option Under Scrutiny
Investigational serlopitant afforded clinical trial patients quick relief for a variety of pruritis-characterized diseases.Medscape Medical News
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Patients with suspected bites or skin rashes regularly present to their primary care physician. Common mite infections encountered in the primary care office include scabies, chiggers, grain itch, and allergic responses from dust mites. In fact, scabies is one of the 50 most prevalent diseases worldwide. Bed bugs are also becoming increasingly common, living in dark crevices, such as mattresses, feeding at night, and causing a maculopapular immune mediated allergic skin response in humans. Proper identification of the mite or bed bug is essential to guide treatment and eradication.
(University of Zurich) Two receptors in the spinal cord and the right experimental drug: Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered a new approach that suppresses itch. In a series of experiments in mice and dogs they successfully alleviated different forms of acute as well as chronic itch. For the latter, current treatment options are very limited.
ECZEMA could be treated with creams, ointments or moisturisers. But how can you get rid of the dry skin condition at home? These are the best ways to prevent an eczema rash on your hands, face or knees.
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A pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) rash appears as itchy red hives and swelling inside stretch marks. There are many natural treatments, including cold compresses and oatmeal. Learn more about these and other remedies, as well as risk factors and tips for prevention here.
Publication date: 8 August 2018Source: Neuron, Volume 99, Issue 3Author(s): Tayler D. Sheahan, Junichi Hachisuka, Sarah E. RossChronic itch is a major symptom of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL). In this issue of Neuron, Han and colleagues (2018) provide evidence that one of the itch mediators in CTCL is an extracellular miRNA that directly activates TRPA1 on sensory neurons.
Shingles is a skin condition that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles results in a painful rash that may also burn or itch. It typically appears on the torso but can develop on the face and affect the eyes. Treatments include antiviral drugs. Learn more about shingles on the face here.
-- Mosquito bites may be more than just an itchy annoyance -- they also can transmit deadly germs that cause diseases such as Zika, West Nile or dengue, the U.S. National Institutes of Health warns. Mosquito-borne illnesses kill about 725,000 people...
Updated Date: Aug 8, 2018 EST