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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.
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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.)
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[ˈɪtʃɪnɪs] Npicor m; (less frequent) → picazón f, comezón f
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(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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Although like many other skin conditions, skin itchiness may increase at night due to the natural cycling of certain hormones, molecules, and chemicals that occur in the body during the night, your previous camp experience could be a pointer to a skin disease from bed bugs or body lice.
I've heard of people using hot rulers, toothbrushes, nail cutters and the like just to ease a symptom, which is itchiness.
Excessive licking can be caused by itchiness from fleas, allergens, cystitis or an overactive thyroid.
The pain, swelling and itchiness can sometimes last a few days.
Tissue adhesive, however, performed slightly better for patient reports of both itchiness of the scar and overall scar satisfaction.
The cooling effect will calm the area and reduce irritation and itchiness. Apply to the bitten area and massage gently to encourage blood flow.
HVC contacts are also made from a proprietary ultra-hydrating material that retains up to 99% of its moisture, which can help to minimise the dryness and itchiness that is often experienced by contact lens wearers.
The use of such products may result to adverse reactions such as skin irritation, itchiness, anaphylactic shock, and organ failure, the agency said.
Using the product may result in adverse reactions including skin irritation, itchiness, anaphylactic shock and even, organ failure.
Symptoms include itchiness of the lips and mouth, followed by headaches, dizziness, itchiness of the genitalia, difficulty speaking, loss of balance, muscle weakness, paralysis of the ends of the hands and legs, nausea, diarrhoea, loss of energy and inability to move the jaw.
But shortly after eating she began feeling unwell, suffering from agitation, nausea, shaking and itchiness. Recognising the signs, Mr Jenkins took his wife to Prince Philip Hospital, where she was taken straight into recess and given an intravenous infusion, courses of steroids and cardiac monitoring.