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Can stress cause itching? – Anxiety Boss

Can stress cause itching? – Anxiety Boss

Yes, stress can cause itching. Stress-induced itching is called adrenergic pruritis, a minor variant of adrenergic urticaria, which is stress-induced hives/rash. Stress-induced itching can be reproduced by intradermal injection of adrenaline (epinephrine) or noradrenaline (norepinephrine). Stress-induced itching can be treated with a beta blocker such as propranolol, as it blocks beta-adrenergic receptors, ...