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.
read more »
Save the date
Next WCI Meeting:

10th World Congress on Itch

November 17-19, 2019
Sydney Australia
You find more information here:
read more »
We are pleased to inform you about past and future activities.
Read more »
We are pleased to inform you about news and initiatives of IFSI.
read more »
The Journal Itch:
Itch, the official journal of the International Forum for the Study of Itch (IFSI)
read more »
Outdated Browser!

Outdated Browser.

Outdated Browser×