from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Severe itching, often of undamaged skin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. severe itching, especially of undamaged skin; caused by allergy, infection, lymphoma etc
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Itching.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An itching; more specifically, a functional affection of the skin characterized by simple itching without structural change.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)
Anaphylactoid reactions characterized by symptoms such as pruritus, urticaria, angioedema, and dyspnea requiring medical treatment have been reported in clinical trials with bupropion.
Pilot study of the effect of individualised homeopathy on the pruritus associated with atopic dermatitis in dogs.
Bile flow may be stimulated with ursodeoxycholic acid, but in many patients the pruritus continues.
Biliary diversion has been successful in a limited number of patients but pruritus continues to be an indication for transplantation in some patients.
But next to it was something else, a word that I hadn't seen before -- pruritus.
Turns out, pruritus is chronic itching of the skin around the anus.
The strategies reported to be efficient include tailored education; distribution of free condoms; implementation of a syringe and needles prescription program for HIV and HCV; systematic chest radiography for TB screening in shelters and DOT for TB; improvement of personal, clothing, and bedding hygiene; use of ivermectin to treat pruritus most often caused by scabies or body louse infestation; and immunizations against HBV, HAV, influenza, Streptococcus pneumonia, and diphtheria.
Drinking an adequate amount of water and avoiding alcohol and cigarettes can also help in the battle against psoriatic pruritus – these help you fight the problem from the inside out.
One of the most effect ways to beat the pruritus that results from psoriasis is to moisturize.
The technical name for itchiness, which is a common symptom of psoriasis, is pruritus.
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