If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again: An Improved Strategy to Treat Itch

Everyone knows how unpleasant itch can be, and the relief that comes from scratching. But when it comes to the causes of itch, while acute itch is commonly associated with skin irritation, researchers know less about what leads to chronic itch, a condition for which currently available treatments often don’t work. Now, a new study improves upon a previous strategy to treat itch, focusing on a well-known itch receptor.

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Published by Pain Research Forum


Credit: H. J. Solinski et al., Science Translational Medicine (2019).

Lincoln M. Tracy
Research Fellow and Freelance Writer