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Causes and Treatment of Pruritus (Itching)

Pruritus is a Latin word for itch and describes any itching or tingling sensation on the skin that provokes the desire to scratch or rub. It may be a minor but persistent nuisance, but, in some cases, it can cause major discomfort, frustration and even pose potential health risks for the patient. Pruritus cannot be precisely defined because it is experienced subjectively. Pruritus may be localized and limited only to specific areas of the body […]