Pruritus: A Side Effect of Antiviral Prescription Medications
Prescription medicines often cause allergic Pruritus, which is all-over itching that can drive one insane relatively quickly. Pruritus feels like tiny, invisible bugs are biting you all over at the same time making you itch just enough to have to scratch or rub each bite, only nothing is there. Scientifically speaking, it's actually the release of endogenous opioids in the body primarily used to relieve pain enhance the sensation of itching through itch specific neurons. Pain and itch are sent by the same nerves to the brain. All over itch is considered systematic.
Psychogenic itching (emotional) is linked to burning sensations in the tongue, which some say is a psychiatric disorder, but can be caused by several things.
It’s possible to get an itch without a rash from Aspirin. For this reason, do not use Aspirin for herpes pain or fever.
Other diseases that cause itch might be diabetes, liver disease, kidney failure, jaundice, thyroid disorder/disease, leukemia, lymphatic conditions, such as Hodgkin’s.
Environmental causes of itching include pollens, pet dander, chemical sensitivity/allergy, bath, dish, laundry soaps and shampoo and conditioners, cosmetics, carpeting.
Use a topical steroid, such as cortisone 1%. It can be mixed with lotion or cream. Do not use anti-itch creams, such a Benedryl, Cadryl or Lanacane. They can cause contact dermatitis.
Capzacin depletes Substance ‘P’ which sends pain and itch signals to the body.
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