His eyes began to burn and itch because of his allergies.
This sweater makes me itch. Noun
I had a slight itch on my back.
Scratching only makes the itch worse.
She's always had an itch for adventure.
He has an itch to travel. See More
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That explanation might seem counter-intuitive, especially in San Diego where the winter brings rain and, generally, higher humidity than has recently been experienced, especially when Santa Anna winds dried the air to levels that left everyone itching.—Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2023 Sometimes these plaques will itch or crack and possibly even bleed.—Kelly Dougher, Allure, 21 Nov. 2023 Right-wing lawmakers have long complained that Republican leadership often works with Democrats to jam through huge spending bills right before the Christmas recess, when lawmakers are itching to go home, instead of voting on each part of the government separately.—Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 The former host may be downsizing in her golden years, or perhaps just itching to travel.—Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 8 Nov. 2023 Just like their allergy medicine, their topical antihistamine works quickly and effectively to stop itching.—Danielle Zoellner, Verywell Health, 5 Oct. 2023 The ancillary businesses that support production in Los Angeles, New York and elsewhere are also itching to get back to work.—Nicole Sperling, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2023 The infection usually begins with a painless sore in the mouth, rectum or genitals, then can progress to more sores or a rash that typically doesn't itch.—Aria Bendix, NBC News, 7 Nov. 2023 These allergy relief drops treat sensitive eye symptoms such as redness, itching, and stinging.—Sarah Bradley, Verywell Health, 30 Oct. 2023
To rule out the possibility that inflammation might still be driving the itch response, the research also involved mice that had lower levels of immune cells or inflammatory chemicals associated with skin allergies.—Aria Bendix, NBC News, 23 Nov. 2023 This means that inflammation is not required for itch to occur, Chiu told STAT.—Deborah Balthazar, STAT, 22 Nov. 2023 Collective exhaustion and an itch to be done with a record deal inspired the feint last year, the 27-year-old rapper, singer-songwriter, producer, and director explained during a call last week.—Vulture, 3 Nov. 2023 The eight-year itch (George Frey / Getty Images) UCLA has not won at Rice-Eccles Stadium since 2015, though there’s little shame in that.—Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 Trending That’s also a Hunger Games staple, of course, and this imperfect yet surprising prequel knows that even those who haven’t read the book(s) will want that itch scratched.—David Fear, Rolling Stone, 16 Nov. 2023 The Fitch scratches that itch with deals on its long-sleeve knitted and sheer turtlenecks and blouses, as well as its soft, essential T-shirts, and easy-to-layer bodysuits.—Malia Griggs, Glamour, 31 Oct. 2023 Lifestyle The late-summer itch: Ankle-biting mosquitoes are in extra full force in L.A.—Jeremy Childs, Los Angeles Times, 21 Oct. 2023 This luminary will set us up for a serious time of reflection and an itch for harmony.—Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 16 Oct. 2023 See More
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Middle English icchen, from Old English giccan; akin to Old High German jucchen to itch