Stop That Itch Cold in Its Tracks!

December 31, 2006

To relieve an itch, have patients ruban ice cube over the affected areainstead of scratching with their fingernails.

To relieve an itch, have patients rub an ice cube over the affected area instead of scratching with their fingernails. This helps break the vicious “itch, scratch, itch, scratch” cycle.

- Charles J. Nagy, MD
   La Jolla, Calif

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