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Scientific studies have disclosed that there may be specific nerves that may be solely responsible for the itch sensation that we feel. For a long time, scientists were of the belief that neurons which conveyed the itch sensation also conveyed pain sensation and therefore manipulation or deadening of the nerves would result in loss of pain sensation as well as relieving itching. Now, research has discovered that certain neurons may be solely responsible for the itch sensation and destroying those nerve cells may in fact permanently relieve itching but not cause one to lose their sensation of pain.
The entire article can be found here. This may be good news for those of us with chronic itchy conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and chronic contact dermatitis. The experiments produced mice that did itch…and that’s good.