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Why Do We Scratch?

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Our brains should know better, but we can’t resist the urge to scratch an itch. Scientists are still scratching their heads trying to figure out exactly why.

Scratching might temporarily ease itching symptoms, but it can also cause further irritation, or worse, infection. And no amount of scratching will stop the itch from returning and the itch-scratch cycle beginning again.

Why do we Scratch?

Why Do We Scratch?

Description: 

Our brains should know better, but we can’t resist the urge to scratch an itch. Scientists are still scratching their heads trying to figure out exactly why.

Scratching might temporarily ease itching symptoms, but it can also cause further irritation, or worse, infection. And no amount of scratching will stop the itch from returning and the itch-scratch cycle beginning again.

Causes of Itchy Skin

Common Causes of Itchy Skin

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BENADRYL® can provide soothing relief when you need it most in some of the more common itchy skin categories - including outdoor, wound-related, and sunburn itches.

Be sure to check with your doctor if you develop symptoms beyond itching, such as a fever, swelling, or joint pains.

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Outdoor Itches

If you’re itching from something you picked up outside, chances are BENADRYL® will be your best friend. Here are a few common outdoor itches that BENADRYL® can help you fight:

  • Insect bites
  • Rashes
  • Poison ivy
  • Poison oak
  • Poison sumac

Wound-Related Itches

If your skin is itching as part of its normal healing process, the urge to scratch the affected area can be overpowering. Use the soothing itch relief of BENADRYL® to stop an itch before you scratch. Pain-related itches include:

  • Minor burns
  • Cuts
  • Scrapes
  • Skin irritations

Sunburn Itches

Sunburn itch deserves its own category as you can feel pain, discomfort and unbearable itching while the sunburned skin tries to recover and heal. For itch relief when you need it most, apply some soothing BENADRYL®.