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Researchers thought it might be possible to use temporary non-histamine itches as experimental proxies for chronic, debilitating itches.
To study the itches in the lab, scientists turned to cowhage, a major ingredient in pranksters' itching powder.
What differentiates the Itch Eraser is soothing formulas featuring steroid-free antihistamine for instant and permanent relief from itches and pain as well as the presence of natural healing ingredients such as aloe, vitamin E, tea tree oil, oat complex and baking soda.
It is a gentle, non-stinging anti-itch and skin care cream that provides immediate soothing relief from the pain, itching and swelling of outdoor itches. Like other products in the new lineup, it incorporates the soothing and moisturizing qualities of baking soda, aloe, vitamin E and tea tree oil.
Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., Ph.D., professor of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and a world-renowned itch expert, says all itches are not equal.
Strontium, an element mined as sulfate and carbonate, selectively suppresses C-fiber nociceptors--"the only way skin can tell the brain it itches," he said at the annual Hawaii dermatology seminar sponsored by the Skin Disease Education Foundation.
"Experience seems to support that the majority of these itches begin 'centrally,' namely, at the cerebral cortex of the brain.
"Any physician willing to evaluate a patient who itches without a rash must be prepared to take a good 45-60 minutes at the initial interview.