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Itching

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Introduction
Itching is a common symptom that causes a person to scratch but occasionally may be severe and frustrating. The medical name for itching is pruritus.
Causes of itching
Find out the large range of possible causes for itching, from skin diseases to allergic reactions.
Treating itching
The type of treatment that you receive for itching will depend on the cause. Treatment may include self-help techniques, using emollients or medication.
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