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Women Itch and Scratch Differently from Men

Gender Men Women Pruritus Itch Eczema Blues This study is published in June 2013 British Journal of Dermatology and I think it wasn’t reported as much as many are reporting the link between antibiotics and babies developing eczema. But I do think this study is interesting:

1. Study is on “Gender differences in chronic pruritus: women present different morbidity, more scratch lesions and higher burden

2. A study of 1037 patients

3. Found women had more “localized itching occurring in attacks, with stinging, warmth and painful qualities”, more visible scratch lesions and greater impact on their quality of life

4. Study is useful in future sex-specific diagnostics or even therapeutics in pruritus.

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