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What is the definition of pruritis?
an unpleasant sensation within the skin which evokes the desire to scratch
What are two examples of antipruritic rinses?
-Aveeno Colloidal Oatmeal

-Lime Sulfur Dip
What are the side effects of topical glucocorticoids?
-cutaneous atrophy
-comedones
-folliculitis
-poor healing
-pigment changes
-decrease immune response
-adrenal suppression
-iatrogenic cushings
What are the advantages of antihistamines over glucocoticoids for pruritis treatment?
-most helpful in treatment of type 1 hypersensitivity

-Block H1 receptors
What is an advantage of using glucocorticoids for pruritis?
they are great relief for intense pruritis
What is the rationale for the use of eicosapentaneoic acid as a dietary supplement for dogs and cats with pruritis?
-it competes with arachidonic acid in the lipooxygenase and cyclooxygenase pathways resulting in less infalmmatory production of PG's and LT's
-good alternative to glucocorticoids
what does the acronym PAIN stand for?
P-parasites
A-allergies
I-inflammation
N-Neurogenic(neoplastic,nutritional)
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