Why do Bites Itch ?

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Offline neilep

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Why do Bites Itch ?
« on: 10/05/2007 20:48:49 »
Why do flea bites itch ? (or any other insect type thing ?..or even a plant sting perhaps ?)

Is the itch there to make you scratch it ?

.....BUT............is it YOUR body which makes you itch  (so you can scratch) to serve the body  ?.......or is it at a result of the  sting/bite that makes you scratch to serve the bite/sting ?

do ewe know what I mean ?

Mods, please move this if it could be in chemistry or somewhere else ?

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Why do Bites Itch ?
« Reply #1 on: 11/05/2007 09:48:08 »
I always heard that biting insects kind of leave some sort of anesthesizing stuff in the skin which cause the itch . It is to numb the victim long enough to draw from you what it needs, bees just self defense I think! I am no expert, so may like you say one will come along soon.

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