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Why does scratching an itch makes it feel better?


There are different causes for itching- insects, dust particles, infections, allergies etc. But the same method is used to solve the problem. Why?

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    Jan Modric (janmodric) 4 years ago

    Scratching causes pain (technically speaking); painful stimuli inhibit itchy stimuli, so this actually works short-term.