pruritus

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pruritus

[pru̇′rīd·əs]
(medicine)
Localized or generalized itch due to irritation of sensory nerve endings.
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Dr Adil Sheraz, consultant dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson, said, "Aquagenic pruritus is an uncommon and distressing condition that results in severe itching almost immediately after contact with water.
* Aquagenic pruritus. As the name implies, contact with water triggers this itch within minutes.