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Date: 04/06/09 12:22 PM

40 Responses to Scientists Explain Why Scratches Helps Stop Itches

  1. Profile photo of thrash16
    thrash16 Male 13-17
    90 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    Link: Scientists Explain Why Scratches Helps Stop Itches - One of those things we all do yet little is really known about it.
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    oh yes itchles opium truely masterful and im sure there are alot of people suffering yadayadayada
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    mega_luis15 Male 18-29
    388 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 12:35 pm
  4. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    I`ve always kinda wondered....
  5. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    I`m suddenly really itchy.

    ::scratches desperately::

  6. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    Well, that`s great and all but now I`m suffering from phantom itches. Thanks very much. ;P
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    SherbertFizz Female 18-29
    277 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    I am so itchy now!
  8. Profile photo of mustard93
    mustard93 Male 18-29
    34 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    So.. damn.. itchy :|
  9. Profile photo of nirosaki
    nirosaki Female 18-29
    654 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    &Scratches her spinal cord*
  10. Profile photo of Slyguy056
    Slyguy056 Male 13-17
    82 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    itchiness must be an evolutionary trait where scratching an itch could remove potentially harmful skin parasites.

    I`m just guessing but that makes alot of sense if you think about it.

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    aznclueless Male 18-29
    329 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    darn it. i thought it would explain why your skin gets itchy.
  12. Profile photo of Crabes
    Crabes Male 30-39
    1285 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    im not itchy... im drunk
  13. Profile photo of BoredomSux98
    BoredomSux98 Female 18-29
    268 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    yeah got the phantom itches...but anyways that didn`t explain a durn thing....
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    Jilana Female 13-17
    254 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    thanks, science!
  15. Profile photo of SyXxlunatic
    SyXxlunatic Male 13-17
    177 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    i jst simply thought that itching removes unwanted substances from your skin, aka old scabbs and bunches of dead skin cells.
  16. Profile photo of HuskysTiger
    HuskysTiger Male 18-29
    629 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    Getty`s expensive...they chose that picture?
    Oh, and yes, thanks for demystifying the itch :p
  17. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    :/ i have excema...scratching never seems to get rid of my itch D;

  18. Profile photo of USFEmoGirl
    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
    1437 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 4:04 pm
    This isn`t new news. . . .

    Anywho - my arm was itching as I read this! lol

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    Uniform Male 18-29
    111 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    god, that made me itchy from just reading it...
  20. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    Dangit, Now I feel itchy.
  21. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 4:58 pm
    c`mon that was weak.. you mean to tell me they needed a neuroscientist to confirm that scratching relieves an itch? and scratching doesn`t feel good if you`re not itchy?
  22. Profile photo of ReesesPieces
    ReesesPieces Female 18-29
    1692 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    WTF was that?
  23. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I`m so itchy.


  24. Profile photo of LTimeLurker
    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
    723 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    I thought most itches were created due to dead skin? Of course there are other causes reading this article! So itchy!
  25. Profile photo of delete_radio
    delete_radio Female 13-17
    150 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 5:38 pm
    I think itchy is a funny word :P
  26. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2009 at 8:25 pm
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    outfire Male 13-17
    524 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 8:33 pm
    man, this article makes me itchy, and i`d hate to be one of those test subjects lol.
  28. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 9:10 pm
    i totally support a cure for the itchy. a year or two ago, i got really bad sunburn (like slept in the sun for a few hours) then a day or three after that, i experienced the hell of whats known as "sunburn itch" its where your nerve endings go fu--ing crazy and your sunburn itches. so your itching non-stop, and your itching sunburned skin. it was easily worse than anything else i have experienced. went to the hospital, and the nurses just gave me some kind of steroid, and a shot to put me to sleep for 8 hours or so, i was so busy satisfying my hellish itch that i didnt even notice the shots in the butt. i woke up in 4 hours, still itchy. finally i asked google wtf i should do. and it instructed me to take a bath loaded with baking soda, so i did and either that helped, or the symptom had exhausted itself. so if they can cure the itchy, FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!
  29. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1366 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 9:58 pm
    Makes sense, a nerve healing would not send a message if interupted by larger stimuli, thus the scratch.
  30. Profile photo of Nick7714
    Nick7714 Male 18-29
    37 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 10:02 pm
    haha i just got really itchy too!
  31. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    And then everyone who read the article developed an itch. :-P
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    rdgfx3 Male 40-49
    81 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 11:09 pm
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    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 11:23 pm
    ya that sound about right, same with pain.. you just overwrite it with more pain, it has obvious restrictions tho
  34. Profile photo of TwilightLies
    TwilightLies Female 18-29
    250 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 12:05 am
    The word itchy is starting to lose meaning...
  35. Profile photo of SarahJ86
    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
    495 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 1:21 am
    haha reminds me of the scratch vs. itch debate raging a little while ago!
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    trp712 Male 18-29
    2239 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 2:25 am
    lol, i love how nowdays almost everything can be explained.

    and dragonshadoz, I totally DID!

  37. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
    1597 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 3:23 am
    this explains nothing

    it basically just says scratching stops itching

  38. Profile photo of Boredx12
    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1654 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 4:54 am
    Seems utterly useless to me.
    Bsically you have an itch, you scratch it, it stops itching. Move along, nothing to see here.
  39. Profile photo of felixbuzz
    felixbuzz Male 60-69
    126 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 5:59 am
    wtf? i knew that already!!!
  40. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 10:50 am
    I hate it when people say "I have a scratch", it`s an itch goddammit!

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