antipruritic


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antipruritic

[‚an·tē·pru̇′rid·ik]
(pharmacology)
An agent, such as camphor, that relieves itching.
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[11-13] It also has additional anti-inflammatory and antipruritic actions that help to provide better symptomatic relief.
This natural compound is used widely in the medical and pharmaceutical fields for its biological effects such as analgesic, antifungal, antipruritic antibacterial, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory activities [4].
The literature logs its spasmolytic activities: antivomitive, carminative, stomachic and anthelmintic, topical antibacterial, antifungal, and antipruritic. In the preliminary phytochemical analysis of the essential oil, there was the presence of the main constituents: the majority were menthol, menthone, and menthofuran compounds which were responsible for pleasant odor [8-11].
Thus, antipruritic action of GMP-prophylaxis might be also mediated by the reduction of IL-4 and IL-13 expression in skin.
Nevertheless, previous reports have demonstrated that acupuncture exerts an antipruritic effect on pruritogen-induced scratching behaviour in an animal model and on allergen-induced itch in patients with AD [16-19].
They are used as therapeutic agents in ethno, conventional, and complementary alternative medicines particularly as analgesics, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, local anesthetic, anthelmintic, antipruritic, and antiseptic as well as many other therapeutic uses [4-7].
Patients most often had tried a topical antipruritic, astringent, or low-potency corticosteroid before seeking care.
The properties of aloe are a broad mix of antibiotic, astringent, pain inhibitor, emollient, moisturizer, antipruritic (reduces itching), as well as a nutrient.
Betamethasone is a mild gluco-corticosteroid and it act as antipruritic, anti-inflammatory and decreases the glandular secretions, pain and also restores the normal barrier function of epithelium of the ear canal.
The mints astringent and antipruritic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties make it the perfect ingredient for skin care products.