Things to know about itching

It stings, burns, tingles or itches quite simply: itching (pruritus) is subjective, only the person affected feels it, but redness and scratches are visible from the outside. A persistent pruritus is enormously stressful for the affected person. Friends and family suffer with it and everyday life is difficult to cope with. Sleep is also disturbed and the quality of life decreases.

On the following pages, patients and other interested parties will find information on the development, diagnosis and treatment options of acute and chronic itching (pruritus). This information serves only as an initial orientation and does not replace a personal visit to a medical specialist.

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