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FDA Medwatch Alert: Piyanping Anti-Itch Lotion: Recall - Incorrect Active Ingredient

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Lucky Mart Inc. is voluntarily recalling lots C14005, C16001 and C16002 of Piyanping Anti-Itch Lotion to the consumer level. The product was manufactured using the active pharmaceutical ingredient dexamethasone rather than hydrocortisone. Dexamethasone is not listed as an ingredient in the labeling. Dexamethasone is a higher potency steroid than hydrocortisone and may have a longer ...

Mouse Study Hints at Treatment for Itch-Related Ills Like Eczema

Posted 11 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 – An itch that just won't go away: Many people will suffer from eczema or some other ailment involving chronic itch during their lifetime, and a new study in mice hints at why this happens. The scientists who've spotted a gene involved in chronic itch also believe the finding could lead to new treatments. The study was co-authored by Rachel Brem, a geneticist and ...

Got an Itch? Mouse Study May Help Explain Why

Posted 23 May 2013 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 23 – The sensation of itching is hardwired into the nervous system and can be traced back to a small molecule released in the spinal cord, according to a new study in mice. Researchers say this molecule, known as natriuretic polypeptide b (Nppb), triggers a signal that passes through the central nervous system. Ultimately, this signal is experienced as an itch. Since the nervous ...

Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Heat Rash

Posted 23 May 2013 by Drugs.com

-- Baby's sensitive skin can break out in a heat rash when exposed to hot, humid weather, as the sweat gland openings become blocked. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to soothe heat rash: Put baby in comfortable clothing that allows the skin to stay cool and dry. Take extra care of folds of skin that may be moistened by urine, drool or sweat. Cleanse baby with cool water to wipe ...

Seeing Others Scratch Can Trigger Your Own Itch

Posted 28 Mar 2011 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 28 – Seeing other people scratching can cause your brain to trigger your own itch, researchers suggest. The team at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center investigated the causes of what's known as "contagious itch." "It is conceivable that the neuronal networks or mechanisms underlying contagious itching may be similar to the ones involved in contagious yawning, a phenomenon that is ...

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