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« on: 05/09/2007 17:30:48 »
It always happens at the most annoying times, sometimes for no reason. Even when nothing visible irritates the skin, we itch. Why?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 05/09/2007 17:32:24 »
because we are itchy why else............
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/09/2007 17:33:59 »
Smartass. ;)
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/09/2007 17:35:21 »
hey. don't say that! and... don't you think that this would stand a better chance of getting a real answer outside of the chat section?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/09/2007 17:36:52 »
I didn't know where it would go. Besides, everyone looks in the chat section.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/09/2007 17:37:04 »
but i am a Smartass thanks in fact i am a very good Smartass.  :)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 05/09/2007 17:38:42 »
but i am a Smartass thanks in fact i am a very good Smartass.  :)

and this is far better then being a dumb ass questioner.........LOL
 

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« Reply #7 on: 05/09/2007 17:39:20 »
i don't think everyone actually does look here... we're like the crazy group down at the bottom of the page that they all try to avoid. lol
 

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« Reply #8 on: 05/09/2007 17:40:15 »
he he i am in the crazy gang................... ;D
 

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« Reply #9 on: 05/09/2007 17:41:55 »
nothing visible is irritating me and i am not itchy......... am I normal.LOL
 

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« Reply #10 on: 05/09/2007 17:43:56 »
everyone be nice
 

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« Reply #11 on: 05/09/2007 17:45:04 »
i will have to scratch myself first and then i be nice................LOL :)
 

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« Reply #12 on: 05/09/2007 17:45:54 »
he he i am in the crazy gang................... ;D

Kung-fu gangs beat crazy gangs anyda-

ARGH! We're getting off topic!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 05/09/2007 17:48:35 »
Perhaps itís  first a neurological action then with a physical response.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 05/09/2007 17:50:26 »
I suppose it is.

Hey, if this continues it'll be a hot topic in no time.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 05/09/2007 17:51:21 »
Or then again it could be environmental Ö heat change etc
 

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« Reply #16 on: 05/09/2007 17:52:29 »
No, enviroment is all around you. If there was a heat change, no just one spot would itch. Your whole body would.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 05/09/2007 17:53:20 »
it may be a hot topic, but you still won't have an answer, silly
 

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« Reply #18 on: 05/09/2007 17:54:22 »
It could also be a reaction to something ingested or missing from our diet.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 05/09/2007 17:56:17 »
Perhaps...but that's a long shot.l

Look, a zillion things could cause itches, we can't list them all.
 

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« Reply #20 on: 05/09/2007 17:57:37 »
No, enviroment is all around you. If there was a heat change, no just one spot would itch. Your whole body would.

not all of your body is the same temperature at the same time regardless of the temperature provided it in the normal range.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 05/09/2007 17:59:01 »
It always happens at the most annoying times, sometimes for no reason. Even when nothing visible irritates the skin, we itch. Why?

one question which come first annoying times or the itching and are you certain?
 

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« Reply #22 on: 05/09/2007 17:59:04 »
ben! you're the one who asked!
 

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« Reply #23 on: 05/09/2007 18:00:22 »
ben! you're the one who asked!

there no pleasing some people
 

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« Reply #24 on: 05/09/2007 19:23:02 »
I think as our skin dries and sheds itself it itches as it shrinks and flakes away sometimes invisibly. I think that is why skin itches . it is part of our shedding process. like a snake. sometimes our clothing rubs it sometimes it itches and needs a little help in shedding so we scratches the itch to loosen the flaky pieces we cannot always see.removing them and relieving the itch most of the times!
 

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