Pruritus is a sign of pancreatic cancer that affects skin - caused by excess bile salts
People with pancreatic cancer could experience pruritus, or itchy skin, according to Pancreatic Cancer Action. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Role of burn severity and posttraumatic stress symptoms in the co-occurrence of itch and neuropathic pain after burns: a longitudinal study - Van Loey NEE, de Jong AEE, Hofland HWC, van Laarhoven AIM.
This study aims to prospectively document neuropathic pain symptoms and to identify potential itch symptom profiles that differ regard... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

What Causes Anal Itching?
Discussion Pinworms are caused by the parasite Enterobius vermicularis. Humans are the only known reservoir and are infected by fecal-oral transmission of eggs or indirectly such as through contaminated clothing or bedding. It is commonly seen in children and can easily pass to family members, plus people can become easily reinfected. The incubation period is usually 1-2 months and eggs can survive outside humans for 2-3 weeks. Adult worms migrate at night from the anus to the perianal skin and vulvar areas causing anal or vulvar itching. The itching can cause sleep problems and scratching can cause secondary bacterial inf...
Source: - October 31, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Easing the itch of mosquito bites
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Source: Full Feed - October 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suffering from Seasonal Allergies? Here ’ s What Experts Say Works Best
Millions of Americans spend weeks each year sneezing and sniffling due to allergies to seasonal triggers such as tree, grass, or ragweed pollen. And for the subset of people who are allergic to year-round household irritants like dust mites, mold, and cockroaches, any season can turn into allergy season. Allergy symptoms happen when your immune system interprets what should be a relatively benign substance as a threat. The severity of symptoms and the difficulty of treating them can vary depending on your genes, how many substances you’re allergic to, and your level of exposure, says Dr. H. James Wedner, an allergy a...
Source: TIME: Health - October 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine Source Type: news

Can 10 minutes in the sun ease itchy skin? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: An alternative treatment is phototherapy, which involves exposing skin to a specific wavelength of ultraviolet light that slows down the turnover of skin cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specialized Brain Circuit Makes Mice Itchy When They See Others Scratch
A previously undetected pathway in the mouse brain bypasses the visual cortex to directly activate contagious itch. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 12, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Are Your Hands Just Dry, Or Is It Eczema?
SUNDAY, Oct. 2, 2022 -- Sometimes that irritated skin on your hands is more than simple dryness. Hand eczema could be the culprit, with painful dry and itchy skin on all or part of the hand and fingers. " If your hands are extremely dry and... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - October 2, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dupixent (dupilumab) Approved by FDA as the First and Only Treatment Indicated for Prurigo Nodularis
Dupixent significantly reduced itch and skin lesions compared to placebo in direct-to-Phase 3 program consisting of two pivotal trials About 75,000 adults in the U.S. living with prurigo nodularis are most in need of new treatment... (Source: - New Drug Approvals)
Source: - New Drug Approvals - September 29, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

‘Long-lasting’ itchy skin could signal fatty liver disease - can lead to liver scarring
Experiencing "long-lasting" itchy skin could be a sign of fatty liver disease - and one that could signal a serious complication of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles symptom can cause ‘permanent’ eye damage if not treated quickly - ‘See a doctor'
SHINGLES is an infection that results in an unpleasant and itchy rash. Luckily for most people the infection and its side effects fade after a few weeks. But others might be left with permanent health issues as a result. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dupilumab Offers'Clinically Meaningful' Improvements in PN Dupilumab Offers'Clinically Meaningful' Improvements in PN
The monoclonal antibody dupilumab markedly reduces itch and the number of skin lesions in previously treated patients with severe prurigo nodularis, suggest results from a phase 2 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 9, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

TREMFYA ®▼ (guselkumab) Demonstrates Higher Rates of Complete Skin Clearance with Earlier Treatment in Adults with Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis in Phase 3b GUIDE Study
Beerse, Belgium, 8 September 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data for TREMFYA®▼(guselkumab) from the ongoing Phase 3b GUIDE study, which is designed to understand the impact of early intervention and potential dosing interval flexibility on the long-term disease course in adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (Pso). These new data demonstrated that “super responders”a to guselkumab who received every-16-week dosingb maintained disease control (absolute Psoriasis Area and Severity Index [PASI] score <3) at a rate that was non-inferior to ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Baby sticky tape skin test can predict eczema risk
Scientists say they can predict which youngsters might get the dry, itchy skin condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What makes mosquito bites itch and what to do about it
If you've ever been bitten by a mosquito, you know how frustrating their itchy bites can be. The more you scratch, the more they itch. Some experts break down why these bites itch so much and how to prevent or remedy the pain. (Source: - Health)
Source: - Health - August 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news