Thursday, June 17, 2010


Itch comes from the Latin word: pruritus. An itch is an unpleasant sensation that causes the desire or reflex to scratch. Modern science has shown that an itch has many similarities to pain, and while both are unpleasant sensory experiences, their behavioral response patterns are different. Pain creates a withdrawal reflex while an itch leads to a scratch reflex.

There are many things that can cause itching. Most notible, in my opinion, is when a fly crawls on my skin, or a drip of sweat trickles down my leg. Mosquito bites are the worst kind of itches!!!! And then there are also ellusive itches that take a spouse to scratch your back. The ones where you are quoted as saying: "no, more to the right... a little bit up... no too much... OK, back to the left..."

Today I want to talk about the healing itch! :-) It's my favorite kind! It means I'm getting better. The only negative is that I can't itch the areas that are healing because I could reopen the wounds. I've been itching for a couple of days now - all over my belly! Although it's annoying, it's kinda a moment for rejoicing. Anyone know how to stop this healing itch?! JK


  1. You could try hydrocortisone cream.

  2. I think chiggers are the worst kind of itch. They seem to never go away. They are worse than mosquitos. I am glad you are healing quickly. Love ya.