Category: Allergy Factoids  

Itch: It is not all allergy

Allergists are often consulted about itching but not all itching is of an allergic origin. In fact we now understand that there are at least 2 types of itch pathways.  We are best at treating itch mediated by histamine and relieved at least to some degree by an antihistamine.  The topic has been covered in depth in a recent Science News article.