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Feeling Itchy? Better Check Your Stress



    Feeling Itchy? Better Check Your Stress
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    Stress can lead to itching and even skin disease.

    Feeling stressed out? Well, it could be making your skin crawl.

    Life's burdens and hassles lead to itchy skin diseases like Dermatitis and Psoriasis, which is just one more reason why German researchers say you should try to relax!    

    When stressful situations hit, our skin's immune cells are turned-on, according to a new study in mice.

    And, when that happens, the cells can over-react leading to inflammatory skin problems for those who are prone to them, Doctors say.

    It's what Researchers in The American Journal of Pathology are calling the "brain-skin connection."
    Hopefully, the new findings will help Scientists understand how to prevent skin disease flair-ups in the future.