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adj. itch·i·er, itch·i·est
1. Having or causing an itching sensation.
2. Restless or nervous.

itch′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.itchiness - an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratchitchiness - an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation - a sensation localized on the skin
pruritus - an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)


[ˈɪtʃɪnɪs] Npicor m; (less frequent) → picazón f, comezón f


(itʃ) noun
an irritating feeling in the skin that makes one want to scratch. He had an itch in the middle of his back and could not scratch it easily.
1. to have an itch. Some plants can cause the skin to itch.
2. to have a strong desire (for something, or to be something). I was itching to slap the child.
ˈitchy adjective
itching. an itchy rash; I feel itchy all over.
ˈitchiness noun
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Itchiness, urticaria, and chronic eczema, along with renal disease, are occasionally associated.
Itchiness is not confirmation - reading or even thinking about an itch can start it up - so don't make assumptions as children go back to school.
Signs to look out for include hardness or thickening of the breast tissue, dimpling of the skin, pain that doesn't change with your menstrual cycle, a change in your nipple shape or position, a change in the size or shape of your breast, discharge from your nipple and warmth or itchiness.
An emollient, it helps the skin stop drying out which can cause the dry, itchiness characteristic of eczema.
It also reduces skin efflorescences (comedones, papels and pustules) while relieving itchiness and leaving a soft skin feel.
He wrote: "Tam, as much of the pollen that causes the sneezing and itchiness is breathed in naturally, I suggest you try holding your breath for 20 minutes.
Symptoms include burning soreness and itchiness, a thick vaginal discharge and pain having sex or passing urine.
Cases in which workers have suffered from rashes and itchiness have been reported to the council, which is now ordering the developer to reclaim the lagoon or face action.
The first sign is mild itchiness of the skin, just above the ankle, which then becomes speckled, scaly, inflamed and itchy and I lesions may develop.
Retinoids thin the stratum corneum, and this presents as dryness, itchiness, and desquamation.
That produces evaporation that dries the wetness, cuts down on edema, and also cools, relieving the itchiness.
Itchiness is also relevant to the second picture, of a microscopic headlouse acrobatically scaling three strands of hair.