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Quest Vitamins LTD,
8 Venture Way,
Aston Science Park,
Birmingham,
B7 4AP.

Tel: 0121 359 0056
Fax: 0121 359 0313
Email: info@questvitamins.co.uk
Registered in England No. 2530437

Itching

DESCRIPTION

An uneasy irritation sensation in the upper surface of the Skin, itching usually results from mild stimulation of Pain receptors. Itching (pruritis) instinctively provokes scratching. Unfortunately, scratching does not usually provide a cure and, indeed, may exacerbate itching as well as cause other complications (bleeding or Infection).

Itching may be caused by numerous disorders (insect bites, poison ivy), especially Skin diseases. Skin disease (such as Eczema) is usually a sign of a systemic condition. Typically steroids are prescribed, although this merely suppresses symptoms.

HERBS

Aloe Vera (1)
Goldenseal
Peppermint
Slippery Elm

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

Fish Oil (2)
Vitamin C
Vitamin E(3)

REFERENCES

1. Davis RH, et al: Anti-inflammatory and Wound healing activity of a growth substance in Aloe Vera, Journal of the American Podiatry Medical Association, 84(2), Feb 1994, p 77-81
2. Berth-Jones J, Graham-Brown RAC. Placebo-controlled trial of essential fatty acid supplementation in atopic Dermatitis. Lancet 1993;341:1557-60.
3.. Juhlin L, et al. Blood glutathione peroxidase levels in Skin disease: Effect of Selenium and Vitamin E treatment. Acata Derma (Stockholm) 1982; 62:211-14.

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