Keep At It: Improving an Old Strategy to Find New Treatments for Itch

Everyone knows how unpleasant itch can be, and the relief that comes from scratching. While short-term itch is commonly associated with skin irritation, researchers know less about the causes of chronic itch, a condition for which currently available treatments often don’t work.

Now, a recent study improves upon a previous strategy to treat itch, focusing on a protein known for its involvement in itch conditions.

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Published by RELIEF.

Lincoln M. Tracy
Research Fellow and Freelance Writer