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1. Relieving or preventing itching.
2. An agent that relieves or prevents itching.

Despite about a century of research, no single effective antipruritic treatment exists

Several topical and orally administered agents can help suppress itching. These include lotions and creams; such as calamine and hydrocortisone, antihistamines, opioid antagonists, aspirin, and ultraviolet light therapy.

—Excerpts from
"How do itches come about, and why does it feel good to scratch them?"
answered by Mark A.W. Andrews, associate professor of physiology
at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine;
Scientific American, June, 2007; page 80.
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