How to Relieve Itch and Dry Skin with this Special Cream

  A skin barrier that is depleted of ceramides, an important class of biomolecules, is a reported source of dry skin, itch an even eczema (more here). To relieve this, we found a published study showing two formulas work with a single application  Ceramide-containing lotion or cream containing 1% pramoxine provides both rapid and long-lasting … Continue reading How to Relieve Itch and Dry Skin with this Special Cream

What Causes That Itchy Feeling?

Wondering why your itch needs scratching? Mark Andrews at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine states the following: An itching sensation of the skin arises due to stimulation of pruriceptors—itch-sensing nerve endings—by mechanical, thermal or chemical mediators. These include: Chemicals for immune response (histamines) and pain relief (opiods) Neuropeptides, which include pain-regulating messengers released within … Continue reading What Causes That Itchy Feeling?