Living With Itch: A Patient's Guide by Gil YosipovitchLiving With Itch: A Patient's Guide by Gil Yosipovitch

Living With Itch: A Patient's Guide

byGil Yosipovitch, Shawn G. Kwatra

Paperback | September 23, 2013

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We have all experienced itch, whether from insect bites or dry skin, but millions of people worldwide have chronic or even intractable itch. Just like chronic pain, chronic itch interferes with a person’s ability to function—and even affects quality of life. Living with Itch offers relief, drawing on the authors’ vast knowledge of itch, the suffering it causes, and available treatments.

Itch researchers and clinicians Drs. Gil Yosipovitch and Shawn G. Kwatra explain the cascade of physiological events that causes us to experience itch. They describe the many skin diseases, from atopic dermatitis (eczema) to psoriasis, and conditions like chronic kidney disease, lymphoma, HIV, and neuropathies that cause itch. Living with Itch provides information on preventing itch as well as topical and systemic ways to treat it. Patient and parent narratives illustrate how people cope with itch and how, with medical and social support, itch can be managed.

Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., is a professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology and director of the Temple Itch Center at Temple University School of Medicine. He is known as the "Godfather of Itch" and is the founder of the International Forum for the Study of Itch. Shawn G. Kwatra, M.D., is a resident in the Department of Dermatolog...
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Title:Living With Itch: A Patient's GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 23, 2013Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1421412330

ISBN - 13:9781421412337

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We have all experienced itch, whether from insect bites or dry skin, but millions of people worldwide have chronic or even intractable itch. Just like chronic pain, chronic itch interferes with a person’s ability to function—and even affects quality of life. Living with Itch offers relief, drawing on the authors’ vast knowledge of itch, the suffering it causes, and available treatments.Itch researchers and clinicians Drs. Gil Yosipovitch and Shawn G. Kwatra explain the cascade of physiological events that causes us to experience itch. They describe the many skin diseases, from atopic dermatitis (eczema) to psoriasis, and conditions like chronic kidney disease, lymphoma, HIV, and neuropathies that cause itch. Living with Itch provides information on preventing itch as well as topical and systemic ways to treat it. Patient and parent narratives illustrate how people cope with itch and how, with medical and social support, itch can be managed.My son's round-the-clock itch runs so deep, he scratches and scratches to find some relief. This book is for anyone with an allergy or eczema or other condition that causes itch, or anyone who wants to truly understand what so many endure when the itch is unrelenting.