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Eczema and psoriasis treatment: THIS therapy could reduce the need for creams and tablets
ECZEMA - a condition which causes the skin to become itchy, dry, and sore and psoriasis red, flaky skin, are often treated with steroid creams and tablets. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kent mother-of-two develops vulval cancer
Clare Baumhauer, 44, from Erith, Kent, had itchy genitals since she was a teenager - but was told it was just thrush, herpes or cystitis. She was shocked to find out she had vulval cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Cooling a Heat Rash
-- Heat rash describes the bumpy, itchy skin that develops during hot and humid weather. To tame the problem, the American Academy of Family Physicians advises: Stay indoors when the weather is hot and humid. Run air conditioning or fans to help... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scabies outbreak at Winchester Hospital affects more than 20 employees
Winchester Hospital is dealing with a scabies outbreak that has already infected two patients and more than 20 hospital employees. The hospital, part of the Lahey Health System, said it discovered on Wednesday that a patient who had been admitted to the hospital might have had an active scabies infection, a highly contagious and itchy skin disease caused by mites burrowing into the skin. An additional patient on the same unit also became infected, and more than 20 hospital employee have shown symptoms. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Scabies outbreak at Winchester Hospital affects more than 20 employees
Winchester Hospital is dealing with a scabies outbreak that has already infected two patients and more than 20 hospital employees. The hospital, part of the Lahey Health System, said it discovered on Wednesday that a patient who had been admitted to the hospital might have had an active scabies infection, a highly contagious and itchy skin disease caused by mites burrowing into the skin. An additional patient on the same unit also became infected, and more than 20 hospital employee have shown symptoms. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Eczema warning: Why you should never do this in the shower
ECZEMA - also called atopic dermatitis - affects six million people in the UK, and the condition causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. However, popular bathroom products may be to blame. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema Can Take a Toll on Adults
THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 -- The itchy, rashy skin condition eczema sometimes takes a heavier toll on adults than children, an expert says. " Adult eczema patients may have dealt with their symptoms for their entire lives, which can be draining, or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lice On The Plane: Grounds For Grounding Passengers? It Happened To One Family On Delta
Delta last weekend kicked a family of five off of a flight because flight attendants " diagnosed " the middle child with the itchy scalp as having head lice. But a top lice expert says Delta greatly overreacted. Head lice infestation isn't a disease, and, he said, it's not even clear the boy had them. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Tags: NYSE:DAL Source Type: news

Comment on "Molecular and neural basis of contagious itch behavior in mice"
Yu et al. (Reports, 10 March 2017, p. 1072) state that contagious itch occurs in mice based on imitative scratching in normal mice observing excessive scratching in genetically modified demonstrator mice. However, despite employing multiple behavioral analysis approaches, we were unable to extend these findings to normal mice observing the well-established histamine model of acute itch in demonstrator mice. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Liljencrantz, J., Pitcher, M. H., Low, L. A., Bauer, L., Bushnell, M. C. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only t-comment Source Type: news

Response to Comment on "Molecular and neural basis of contagious itch behavior in mice"
Liljencrantz et al. report the failure of observing contagious itch behavior using mice injected with histamine as the demonstrators. Analysis of their results shows that the histamine model is limited by inadequate frequency and duration of scratching bouts required for contagious itch test. To streamline the contagious itch test, the screen paradigm is highly recommended. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Barry, D. M., Yu, Y.-Q., Hao, Y., Liu, X.-T., Chen, Z.-F. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only t-comment Source Type: news

Cream with green tea could help scars become less red
Newly healed scars become less red, thick and itchy after just two weeks when treated with a cream containing a chemical found in green tea, a University of Manchester study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What makes eyes itch?
Summer is here, and allergies are rearing their ugly heads, causing many an itchy eye. Find out what happens in your eye to bring you such distress. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Protect Yourself Against Reactions To Insect Stings
THURSDAY, June 29, 2017 -- For most of us, an insect bite means an annoying itch and some minor discomfort. But more and more people are having serious -- and even potentially deadly -- reactions to bites and stings, researchers report. Up to 7... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Natural cure for eczema? Exposure to SUNLIGHT triggers powerful anti-inflammatory drug
ECZEMA is a red, dry, itchy skin condition. It can affect any part of the body, but commonly affects the creases of the arms and legs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sun poisoning: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention
Sun poisoning is a relatively uncommon condition similar to a sunburn. In addition to pain, swelling, and itchy skin, it can cause long-term complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Dry?
-- Few things are more uncomfortable than dry, itchy skin. So, what's behind it? The American Academy of Dermatology says possible causes include: Aging. As you get older, your skin dries and thins. So make sure you use a daily moisturizer after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Psoriasis May Itch as Intensely as Atopic Dermatitis Psoriasis May Itch as Intensely as Atopic Dermatitis
Itch intensity in moderate to severe plaque psoriasis can be substantial, and may be on a par with the notoriously itchy skin condition atopic dermatitis, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Indian woman has a live 7cm WORM pulled out of her EYE
After complaining of having an itchy eye, the 56-year-old woman, who is known only as Lalitha, sought medical help at a Government-run hospital in Ernakulam, Kerala. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Indiana Toddler Died From Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever — What To Know About This Tick-Borne Infection
By Jessica Migala It’s a heartbreaking story: an Indiana girl just shy of her third birthday has died of organ failure caused by Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF). Doctors didn’t realize Kenley Ratliff contracted the tick-borne illness until it was too late for the antibiotics to work. Now, her devastated family, along with health officials, are sounding the alarm about this sometimes lethal infection, which despite its name isn’t limited to the Rocky Mountains. “If we could save one child’s life then we will have done our job,” Jordan Clapp, Kenley’s aunt told Today. R...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keep Mosquitos Out of Your Yard
-- In addition to being a nuisance and a source of itch, mosquitos can carry a host of serious diseases, including Zika and West Nile. So how do you rid them from your yard? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Every week,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When It's Not A Sunburn But A Sun Allergy
As it gets warmer and people start spending more time outside, I have more and more patients coming into my office and complaining of a “sun allergy.” A sun allergy is really a layman’s term, which refers to a number of conditions when a rash occurs on skin that has been exposed to the sun. These are also referred to as photosensitive disorders or photodermatoses, and can be broadly categorized into the following medical terms: idiopathic photodermatoses, exogenous photodermatoses, photoexacerbated dermatoses, genetic photodermatoses, and metabolic photodermatoses. Sounds complicated, right?  A...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants
Poison ivy and other poisonous plants are a hazard year-round. Here are tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jock Itch
Title: Jock ItchCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/13/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - June 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms - these factors are putting YOU at risk
PANCREATIC cancer can cause symptoms including jaundice, itchy skin, indigestion, pain in the back or stomach and weight loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Nail Fungus
-- A fungal nail infection may not always hurt, but it can trigger unsightly discolored nails that itch, along with surrounding toes or fingers. The American Academy of Dermatology says symptoms of a fungal nail infection include: Nails that become... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is It A Poison Ivy Rash? How To Tell — And How To Treat It
By Jessica Migala You’ve probably feared a run-in with poison ivy since you were a kid. Even brushing up against the pointy leaves is risky, says Temitayo A. Ogunleye, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The climbing plant contains an irritating resin, called urushiol, that can transfer to your skin via touch, she explains. You might also be exposed to the oily liquid by a pet who picks up the resin on his fur and then passes it along to you. You can even inhale urushiol if, say, you mow over a large patch of poison ivy in your yard,&n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Summer Safety Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know
By Anthea Levi Warmer months don’t just bring sunshine — they can also present serious health hazards for our favorite furry friends. “Summer is the busiest time of year in the veterinary ER,” says Justine Lee, DVM, a board-certified veterinary emergency critical care specialist in Minneapolis. “Pet owners are jogging, picnicking, and enjoying the outdoors, and unfortunately we see more animals experience trauma because of it.” Follow this advice so your dog has a safer summer. Nix ticks and fleas Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes are much more common this time of year, and they cause all...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dry and itchy skin? This is how to tell if you have eczema or psoriasis
DRY, itchy skin could be an early symptom of two skin conditions - eczema and psoriasis - but there are other ways to tell which you ’re suffering from. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Extremity Dilemma
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: The mother of a 3-year-old brought her daughter to the pediatrician when she developed a rash of smooth papules across her buttocks that spread outward to her arms and down her legs. It barely appeared on her trunk. She complained that it was itchy and had a fever and enlarged lymph nodes. Just a short time before the rash appeared, the mother reported that her daughter had recovered from Epstein-Barr virus. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - May 18, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Is your love of cheese giving you an upset tummy?
A glass of fruit juice landed Helen Gilbert in hospital when her faced swelled up and she had an itchy throat. Allergy tests came back negative, suggesting something else is at fault. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How looking at pictures can make you feel itchy
Just looking at pictures of striped objects such as zebras or deckchairs can trigger migraines and epileptic seizures in sensitive people, it was reported last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking Vitamin D for itchy skin, asthma or allergies? Research says its probably POINTLESS
ITCHY skin, asthma and allergies have previously been attributed to low vitamin D levels. But new research says this isn ’t the case. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking Vitamin D for itchy skin, asthma or allergies? It's probably POINTLESS says researc
ITCHY skin, asthma and allergies have previously been attributed to low vitamin D levels. But new research says this isn ’t the case. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Itch (Itching or Pruritus)
Title: Itch (Itching or Pruritus)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/8/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 11, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Novocure touts quality of life data for Optune, chemo combo
Novocure (NSDQ:NVCR) touted health-related quality of life analyses from a pivotal Phase III trial combining its Optune device with standard temozolomide chemotherapy for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. The data showed that adding Optune to temozolomide did not negatively impact health-related quality of life, except for itchy skin which the company attributed to skin irritation beneath Optune’s transducer arrays. The combination therapy improved deterioration-free survival of several predefined health-related quality of life scales compared to chemo alone, Novocure reported. Get the full story at our sis...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat NovoCure Source Type: news

Itchy Hives? A Steroid May Not Be Needed
Patients with mild itchy rashes did well with an antihistamine alone, a new study reports. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Antihistamines Itching Steroids Source Type: news

Eczema cure? Scientists may have discovered how to stop itchy, red skin BEFORE it happens
ECZEMA is a skin condition affecting millions of people in the UK, and cases are on the rise. But scientists may have just discovered the reason for itchy, dry skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe allergy could be treated with a jab - would you ditch hay fever tablets?
HAYFEVER - is an allergy with symptoms including sneezing and itchy eyes. Most people use tablets such as antihistamines to treat the condition - but there is a more controversial treatment available in the form of a steroid injection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: 'Skin Disease' At Margibi Prison Center
[NEWS] Authorities at the Kakata Central Prison in Margibi County say there is an outbreak of Itch, (skin disease) among inmates that is causing serious health problem for them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

pramoxine (Itch-X, PrameGel, Orax, Sarna Sensitive, and Others)
Title: pramoxine (Itch-X, PrameGel, Orax, Sarna Sensitive, and Others)Category: MedicationsCreated: 6/8/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 3, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Why People With A Treatable Flesh-Eating Disease Don't Want The Cure
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. UTUT FOREST, Kenya ― Amos Kiptui is no stranger to hardship. He was born in a cave 27 years ago and still lives in one, despite run-ins with wild buffalo, deadly snakes, leopards and lions.  So when thick, itchy welts began to appear on Kiptui’s right cheek, he took a sharp rock and scraped off layers of his skin, then packed the bleeding wound with traditional medicine made from bitter leaves.  “You put the leaves on a piece of iron and make a fire,&r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Cure For This Flesh-Eating Disease Makes Grown Men Run And Hide
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. UTUT FOREST, Kenya ― Amos Kiptui is no stranger to hardship. He was born in a cave 27 years ago and still lives in one, despite run-ins with wild buffalo, deadly snakes, leopards and lions.  So when thick, itchy welts began to appear on Kiptui’s right cheek, he took a sharp rock and scraped off layers of his skin, then packed the bleeding wound with traditional medicine made from bitter leaves.  “You put the leaves on a piece of iron and make a fire,&r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Psoriasis on the face: Symptoms, causes, and treatments
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that effects the skin, causing itchy and painful patches to form. Learn more about how it can affect the face. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

Menopause products that actually work
GP and menopause expert Louise Newson recommends Silentnight pillows to help women sleep. Menopausal symptoms can include night sweats, hot flushes and itchy skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Itchy throat: Causes and remedies
What are the causes of itchy throat, what symptoms may accompany itchy throat, can home remedies help, and how may an itchy throat be prevented? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Dandruff problems? THIS could be the unlikely cure to your dry, itchy skin
DANDRUFF, cracked lips, and bad breath, are all common and unpleasant problems - but there ’s a simple, low-cost way to ensure you don’t suffer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoid these fruits to prevent allergy symptoms
If your mouth or throat get itchy when you eat raw foods, you may have oral allergy syndrome - an allergic reaction to fruits and vegetables that have similar proteins to certain pollens. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Silk Clothes Won't Soothe Eczema's Itch
Title: Silk Clothes Won't Soothe Eczema's ItchCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 12, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Silk Clothes Won't Soothe Eczema's Itch
What your child wears doesn't affect severity of skin troubles, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Eczema (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Silk Clothes Won't Soothe Eczema's Itch
TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 -- Although it may feel nice against the skin, new research says silk clothing offers little benefit for kids with eczema. Eczema is a skin condition that can cause a rash and itchiness, and some parents believe that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news