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.

A Patient's Guide
Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., and Shawn G. Kwatra, M.D.
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How to become a member
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Vacant positions at Aalborg University
Several PhD stipends at the Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) (21-21026)
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The International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI) reaffirms the importance of treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic
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WCI 2021 cancelled – Due to the insecurities in health and instable world economical situation the IFSI Board of Directors decided to cancel the World Congress of Itch (WCI) in Shanghai, China, 2021.
As a substitute, we may offer a smaller virtual congress in 2021. Furthermore, we will observe the worldwide situation. We are positive that we can definitely organize the WCI in 2023 as a Face-to-face congress again. We will keep our members and those being interested informed about this. Stay safe and healthy!
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The Journal Itch:
Itch, the official journal of the International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI)
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