Researchers investigated how the nervous system interacts with the immune system to cause the inflammation and itching associated with eczema. The findings could lead to new treatment options for eczema sufferers.
Researchers have successfully blocked an immune system protein with an antibody to stop itching associated with poison ivy contact.
According to researchers, socially contagious itching may be hard wired in the brain.
Researchers implicate the neuropeptide NPPB in generating the itching sensation symptomatic of eczema.